Tribute to @memphis and her Lapper turkeys

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R2elk

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Aug. 4, 2016 @memphis wrote

I had an Elmer Fudd moment tonight.

We are going to the Benton County Fair to look at the birds. My DW the WWD was working and when she got home she had some charting to finish. I was putting the birds away.

My main concern is the turkeys as they do not always like to go into the coop. I brings some corn/oats and BOSS into the run and dump it. I have 9 adult turkeys right now. I thought I had them all in the run. I counted heads, I only got 8. I counted again, 8.


I went looking all over the farmyard, no turkey hen. I looked in all the normal spots no turkey. Judy came out of the house and asked what I was looking for.


I told her, "I am missing a hen, I suppose she has decided to go broody on a nest somewhere".

She asks me " You're missing a hen?"

I said "Yep, I have spent 20 minutes looking for her and cannot see a sign of her".

Then she says " Does it happen to be the one following you?

I turn around and there she is 4 feet behind me. Just following me around the yard. Stupid bird!
Oh geez Ralph...i almost wet my pants!:lau

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Aug. 5, 2016 @memphis wrote

8:30 in the morning & our heat index is already at 97. This heat will just wear you out.

Let the turkeys out so early i had to wake Daisy up. She enjoyed it....did touch & goes all the way to the end of the yard & back. The chickens just stare at her. She can be so silly. Annie is in full molt. Red feathers everywhere. I'm surprised. They didn't molt till December last year. Daisy is so faded she looks silver.....kind of glows in the sun. My Australorps are starting to molt too.

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Aug. 11, 2016 @memphis wrote

Cluckylady...i don't know. I don't have Palms. But hopefully someone here will know....

Ralph....hope your hen is just playing hide-n-seek again. Let us know...

So I think both of my hens are done laying for the year. Neither have laid an egg in weeks. And both are fully engaged in molting. Somehow I managed to get through the season without either one going broody. How did I get so lucky?

This year is so different that last. Girls laid through November & didn't start molt till December. Anyone know why?? We had an extremely mild winter...wondering if they know something we don't...:rolleyes:

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