Turkeys go on a Field Trip

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by paulinaydern, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. paulinaydern

    paulinaydern Out Of The Brooder

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    My turkeys went on a field trip today to school. They loved the kids, the attention, posing for photos and answering to the children's laughter.

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    This little one was the last to leave.
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    They spent the morning at school, were home by 2pm. A little tired, but none the worse for wear.

    I have the best turkeys ever, but then again, I'm partial.
     
  2. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    What beautiful birds! I take chickens and ducks to my classroom, but I have no turkeys.
     
  3. Sammimom

    Sammimom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is so fun!! I brought our three chickens to school as chicks, but I hadn't thought of bringing them as adults...I'll look into that!
     
  4. paulinaydern

    paulinaydern Out Of The Brooder

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    I took these turkeys to school as Poults back in June. Unfortunately most of the children are too young to remember seeing them before. The few that did remember the Poults couldn't put it together that these were the same birds that fit into their hands just a little over 5 months ago.
     
  5. KellyandKatie

    KellyandKatie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can the turkeys not jump over that fence?
    My blue slates get over a 6 foot- will the settle down once they get older?
     
  6. paulinaydern

    paulinaydern Out Of The Brooder

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    They probably could jump over or fly out, but ours didn't attempt it. We put them inside the fencing in our backyard to test it out a week prior to their adventure to school. They didn't make any attempt to escape what so ever. Our birds are also very tame, have never tried to fly out of our yard, or roost in the many trees that we have. They seem to be happy on the ground or on patio benches (or trying to sneak into the house to eat the dog food or hang out in the den). They'd rather be with people then to be alone, be it with adults or children. They seem to seek out company, even with passers by when out in front of the house. Most people are alarmed when they see two large birds running towards them rather than away from them.

    The turkeys loved the children. The hen would make her chirt sounds when the classes would leave them. When the next group of children would arrive they would settle down, fluff and parade, eat and drink water, stand close to the edges so the teachers could pet them.

    No escape artists here.
     
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  7. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    Bravo to you! Beautiful thing you are doing with beautiful birds! Our Bourbon Reds don't go anywhere either and we live in the middle of 82 acres, surrounded by woods and wild turkeys. We have one that is extremely tame and the other two come close but are still skiddish and we have had them since they were a day old back in April of this year.
     
  8. KellyandKatie

    KellyandKatie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    very cool!
    I want to try turkeys again. I had blue slates and chocolates. I really liked them, but the blue slates kept getting out of the 6 foot fence around our property.
    I am thinking I will start with younger birds this time.
     
  9. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

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