Tribute to @memphis and her Lapper turkeys

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R2elk

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Jan. 25, 2017 @memphis wrote

Really? After all of JJ's efforts to protect you from that crazy palm your going to retire him? Come on Ralph, he needs a hen or two of his own. You need to let him pass on that great temperament. He'll produce a few show prospects. Poor guy. He won't understand being locked away from the hens.

And speaking of locking up hens....have you sorted them into breeding pens yet? If they're squatting & laying....you may need to!

No eggs here yet. Poor "pin"-tifull Annie may be awhile but Daisy...come on girl!!

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Jan. 25, 2017 @memphis wrote

LOL, poor Ana. I like the looks of you black chickens, the AC's. Like their head shape. They are pretty cute. What is their temperaments like?

I still like the Buttercups too. So many chickens...not enough room or time!

Daisy & Annie met a baby today. I don't have kids, but it couldn't talk & was pretty wobbly. Don't think the girls have ever seen such a small human. His mom & I were standing in the yard chatting, baby & turkeys just stared at each other. Finally, turkeys started closing in on the baby. They were creeping closer & closer & the baby was sort of lurching toward them. Baby reached out & touched Daisy. Thought he started crying, but he was laughing. Turkeys were entranced. Funny...

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Jan. 27, 2017 @memphis wrote

Where is everybody??

So over this winter. Mid 70's earlier this week and snow flurries this weekend. Its been a roller-coaster.

For some reason everyone of my chickens have stopped laying. I was getting eggs up until now. Nothing this whole week. Slackers.

Annie is still full of pins. I tend to take them on a stroll to the front yard to graze on weeds each afternoon. The regulars walking/jogging by at that time have all had to stop and ask whats wrong with her. Poor girl is just a mess.

Ralph, I'm letting her eat as much as she wants of that 29% protein stuff. I'm anxious to see her in a new feather suit. She really wrecks her feathers. Daisy keeps hers pretty pristine all year. Annie trashes hers and fades in the sun. I'll have to take some glamour shots when she's feathered out again.

Anybody hatching besides Aurora, Feedman & Ralphie? Lets see those babies!!

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Jan. 28, 2017 @memphis wrote

Wow Ralph...JJ is something else. And he only protects you? And leaves Judy to fend off the pesty palms herself? Yet something else interesting about turkey behavior.

Turkey behavior is so intriguing. Seems I'm always learning something new about them.

And yet again....something's up with those palms!!

I had to laugh about the hen hitting the ground in the middle of it all!

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Jan. 29, 2017 @memphis wrote

Rjohns, post pictures of said hens/toms. We can try guessing! Make sure you include pics of the chest feathers.

Feathers are starting to poke out of the ends of Annie's pins on her neck. Mind you, the pins go from her ears all the way down her neck. And they are pretty long. Its funny looking with the little red tufts at the ends. As if she couldn't get odder looking! I'll try to get pics.

It was in the high 40's today. Mostly sunny but with a stiff wind making it uncomfortable to be outside. Looked out the back door and saw two turkey heads looking out of the door of the garage. I had the side door open. Walked down there to find both hens sitting side by side in the patch of sunlight streaming through the door. They had found a way to enjoy the sun out of the wind. They started chirping excitingly when they saw me like a couple of little kids. But didn't bother to get off their fat butts. I got the impression they thought themselves exceedingly clever. :rolleyes: If turkeys have such thoughts!

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