The Flock in the storm aftermath

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Struttn1, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My son let the flock out to enjoy the snow. Enjoy they did.


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  2. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

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    Nice pics! [​IMG] Thanks for sharing!
     
  3. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful pictures!
     
  4. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Awesome! Thanks!
     
  5. sussexgal

    sussexgal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Talk about your happy campers! Awesome looking birds [​IMG] Thank for sharing.
     
  6. teresac

    teresac Out Of The Brooder

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    Great pics! Are turkeys hard to raise? I was told NOT to get them as they are very stupid and very time consuming. I eat turkey 3-4 days a week and would love to have my own flock. Any advise. Thank you and glad they made it thru the storm.
     
  7. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Turkeys are far from stupid. They tend to have very individual personalities and are extremely curious even as very young poults. Any project I start outdoors when mine are loose and they will be right up in the middle of it messing with the tools or whatever I am using. Some can become very affectionate toward you while some can become naughty and agressive. I have never had a problem raising them. Just make sure to feed turkey starter or at least gamebird starter and brood them off the ground the 1st couple of months. Keep a camera handy at all times.

    I'll take a flock of turkeys anyday over a bunch of squawking chickens.[​IMG]
    No offence to you chicken luvers of course. [​IMG]
     
  8. bulldog-girl

    bulldog-girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hey, I am taking offence right now!![​IMG]

    What do you do with your Turkeys? Eat them? Thanks for the pics. they are wonderful birds.
     
  9. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well the intention was to eat the extras but my son has kind of adopted them all as pets so I do not think butchering is an option. We've had no problem whatsoever selling the extras. [​IMG]
     
  10. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I MUST get me some turkeys!
     

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