turkey poult killed by our dog..

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by homesteadinmama, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. homesteadinmama

    homesteadinmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had 2 naragannsett turkey poults (one male, one female) they were almost 9 weeks old. Found our dog over the bird, didn't see any "death" wounds but figured the neck was broken cause its head was limp. I skinned it and put it in the frig, didn't want to waste the good meat. Pitty, my son was crying and hating our dog, but can't help our dog is a bird dog, the chickens and ducks know to stay away but the turkey obviously didn't. The dogs are in a fenced yard but the birds can free range. I feel bad for her buddy, he is calling out for her and hiding under the porch. I told my son we could get more turkeys in the spring, kinda bummed today.
     
  2. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Keep your dog away from the birds, it will happen again.
     
  3. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am really sorry, that's a tough one. Give you son a hug, I feel bad for him. It's great that he cares!
     

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