They call him MISTER Pipps

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by ohiofarmgirl, May 6, 2009.

  1. ohiofarmgirl

    ohiofarmgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2009
    here he is... the lone survivor of our turkey egg incubator failure...

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    we finally just pipped the eggs in the bator from our BR hens - two looked ok so we put them back and the rest were goners.
    :-(

    so the dilemma now is.. do we just raise him with the chicks that we are getting tomorrow, or risk putting him under turkey hen#2? we need to take her off her unsuccessful clutch soon. the catch is, of course, if we put him under her (at night under deep cover) she might kill him and since he is our lone turkey survivor.. yikes!

    and yes we are laughing at our 'cost of goods' (the incubator cost) for ONE hatched turkey. sheesh! good thing i'm not in this for the money...
     
  2. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    I personally would just raise it with the chicks. I wouldn't want to risk it. [​IMG]
     
  3. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]


    Who is in THIS for the money, honey!! This is for the sheer entertainment value. and that my friend is what makes sense! (thats my story and I'm sticking to it plus DH cannot yell if we are not making money!)
     
  4. moodusnewchick

    moodusnewchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I raised turkey chicks with chicken chicks. I was a bit concerned about that black head disease, but i kept things dry and clean. it was fine.
     
  5. ohiofarmgirl

    ohiofarmgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2009
    Who is in THIS for the money, honey!!

    hee hee hee thanks for the chuckles Fudgie! i came from a corporate background and gave up plotting all my charts and graphs and determining my costs. the first dozen eggs we got cost about $200 and we've been laughing about it ever since.

    but an $80 turkey poult is pretty darn funny! and after all this brouhaha he is worth his weight in gold
    :)
     
  6. Harp Turkey Ranch

    Harp Turkey Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    but an $80 turkey poult is pretty darn funny! and after all this brouhaha he is worth his weight in gold
    :)

    I wish i lived closer too you. [​IMG] I would sell you as many as you wanted . [​IMG]

    Learning and getting started is a challenge and even after you think you got it down pat all of a sudden something pops up and you are at a lose again.

    Nothing fun or even enjoyable is free these days. Almost have to pay for the rain falling outr of the sky if you want to put in a barrel and use it ??

    Good luck on your poult and I would just raise him inside with the chicks, he'll do just fine and that way you will have a poult !!​
     
  7. ohiofarmgirl

    ohiofarmgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2009
    thanks Harp!

    actually... i wish i lived closer to YOU! we had a rainy day today and it reminded me of my old stompin' grounds.... then i'd be seattlefarmgirl
    ;-)

    but then where would i put the goats in my ex-fancy neighborhood? they'd never believe it!

    thanks for the support and always, the great advice
     
  8. ohiofarmgirl

    ohiofarmgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2009
    that happy peeping is worth EVERY penny... even at the low low low cost of $10,000!

    hee hee hee
     
  9. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Venice, Florida
    I think it would make a great MC commercial.

    Incubator: $200
    Eggs: $80

    Turkey Poult: Priceless [​IMG]
     

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