Turkey vs Chickens

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by turkeyman, Nov 3, 2007.

  1. turkeyman

    turkeyman Out Of The Brooder

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    Which one due you think can fly better I no turkeys can fly good, and chickens can to but which one due you think flies the best?
     
  2. picklespickles

    picklespickles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2007
    what's chasing them? [​IMG]
     
  3. turkeyman

    turkeyman Out Of The Brooder

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    Nothing yet but something might start.
     
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Turkeys are resourceful and good flyers...meaning, I've never seen a chicken get 30 feet up in a tree - seen turkeys do it tho. My vote is for turkeys.

    Jody
     
  5. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If the turkeys are a heritage breed there is no contest at all. The turkeys have superior flight characteristics to chickens.
     
  6. mamaboyd

    mamaboyd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wild turkeys, that's why noone can get them around here during hunting season:lol:
     
  7. countyroad1330

    countyroad1330 Thunder Snow 2009!

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    Ha! I love the jokes! My grandmother kept (yes, they're all gone) chickens. She had turkeys for a long time, and guineas. Guineas are dumb but seem to outlive the chickens. I guess it depends on where you live. At my house the turkeys are too big for most of the predators. But at my grandmother's, the chickens are too small for the predators...
     
  8. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    wild turkeys, that's why noone can get them around here during hunting season

    Here is DH and I from our fall wild turkey hunt last week. Human predators are their worst enemy. Please don't laugh at my hair..it is usually not this crazy. [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Jody​
     
  9. picklespickles

    picklespickles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2007
    wow. those are beautiful.
     
  10. mamaboyd

    mamaboyd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are nice!! The turkeys are all around here , even on our yard, but as soon as it's hunting time, they seem to disappear, though you can still hear them in the woods. The hunters don't have much luck when they hunt on our property, unless it's for deer. You lucked out, good job!!
     

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