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Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Happy Chooks, Jan 20, 2016.
Depends on the turkey. I've had a few turkeys that would bully my chickens and ducks and some male turkeys that would attack people, but also had others that were very docile and loved snuggles.
My turkeys never went in either, it seemed like they had a fear of gong into a scary dark coop, ...not the smartest creatures.
I have ducks and they go into the coop on their own, they are much smarter than turkeys in that way. They are also great foragers, way better than my chickens, plus they are very cute...
That is one of the cutest chicks I have EVER seen!
13 out of 14 is about 93% hatch rate, that's fantastic! I'm still working on improving my roughly 60%...
I have been working on building pens out one for my Olive Eggers and one for my Bantam Wyandottes. So I had the Wyandottes and the Sapphire out of the dog kennel (for quarantine though the time is up) and had put them in the animal playpen that I bought 2 years ago. Of course it is getting brittle from UV exposure. So I am measuring out where I want the T-posts when I hear a ruckus from the front yard. I run out front and see this little Wyandotte Bantam challenging one of the Olive Egger roos who is more than half again his size! And he wasn't backing down. When the big roo would try to pin him to the ground he would wiggle free and scoot through the big roos legs and come up behind him. I had to wait till the big roo had him pinned for a moment to catch him and put him up. The two Wyandotte girls were still in the playpen but the Sapphire was out. I don't know if the roo broke out first or the Sapphire pullet and he followed, but I think he is really sweet on Tizzy the Sapphire. But they have totally shredded the wall of the playpen so I will have to scout for a new one on E-bay.
@Sally Sunshine lots of Ancona eggs heading in your direction!
Oooooh, duckling pictures.
I have Welsh Harlequins and one Khaki Campbell, they share the coop with the chickens and free-range during the day.