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Snow turk! Pic of one of our BR's on the frozen tundra

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by ohiofarmgirl, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. ohiofarmgirl

    ohiofarmgirl Songster

    Jan 22, 2009
    One of this summer's young males - we call him The Ostrich because he's taller than our tom, TurkZilla


  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Pretty pic!!! Reminds me of a wild one out in the woods!
  3. Brunty_Farms

    Brunty_Farms Songster

    Apr 29, 2007
    Wow you guys got a lot more snow than we did... Where are you at again? We are just north of Akron.
  4. ohiofarmgirl

    ohiofarmgirl Songster

    Jan 22, 2009
    oh hey Brunty Farms! i was thinking of your big turkey processing adventure just the other day -- and golly i think i passed along your contact over here to someone else. you're famous!

    yep we were right on the edge of The Big Snow -- probably about 4+ inches and just as it started to squish down and melt.. here it comes again. sigh.

    we're south and east of columbus

    hows about that young turk? he's a beaut. we'll keep him as the sire for a couple of hens. we ended up having 3 males and then 5 hens...and we still have the 6 poults from Bramble's late summer hatch.

  5. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

    Feb 10, 2008
    Eastern NC
    He is nice looking in the snow, the red shows up good.
  6. ohiofarmgirl

    ohiofarmgirl Songster

    Jan 22, 2009
    thanks Sharon!

    today they finally got over their snow-hatin' and stayed outside almost the whole day. when we got the first round of snow they woudlnt even come out!

  7. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger


  8. chickenannie

    chickenannie Songster

    Nov 19, 2007
    He looks powerful... how did they handle the snow?

    My BR turkeys were babies: "i'm not going out there in that white stuff". Later they all tooled through the snow a few times, but basically just hung out by the barn.
  9. ohiofarmgirl

    ohiofarmgirl Songster

    Jan 22, 2009
    well the first day they all hid in their house like the chickens. then they started venturing out. now we cant keep them inside!

    i think they are pretty darn winter hardy but we are not letting our late season hatchers out - they are almost as big as their momma but i dont want them to get chilled. we keep getting rain/snow mix. yikes!

    interestingly, they are making a TON of mud! there was a spot over by the house that wasnt snowed on and now it looks like the pigs (RIP or RIF - rest in freezer) have been rolling in that spot!

    the young ducks were the cutest... they were catching the snowflakes and eating them like little bugs!
  10. countrylife

    countrylife Songster

    Jul 22, 2009
    My Auburn boy's are going to get their first snow experience tomorrow, think I'll get the camera ready!!!

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