In the Brooder
- Jul 8, 2016
Hi I'm pretty new to raising poultry and recently I got 2 male turkeys off Craigslist as well as some more chickens for my flock. The deal was too good to pass up. They are both about 5 months old. Both free range. I named them Adama and Apollo. Adama is a little bit bigger and a little skittish around people. He walks away slowly anyway when people come up to him. But Appollo follows me around and lays at my feet like a dog. Has anyone experienced this behavior before? They fight sometimes but usually they both get tired and just lay down in exaustion. He's so nice I joke with my wife that I'd make him a house pet if he didn't have a cloaca and could learn to poop outside. I think I'm going to try to breed his docile traits in to some poults in the spring after I buy some female turkeys. And I think Adama is going to be thanksgiving dinner. Can Apollos docile traits be passed on or is it just something specific to him. I know he's just a bird but I've become attached. He even let's me rub his head and seems too like it bu maybe that's just wishful thinking. At least it's easy to apply neosporin after they fight. Has anyone else experienced this kind of behavior in their turkeys?