we don't need no stinkin' coop!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by miss_jayne, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    rebel turkeys....every night the same story...we don't wanna go in!

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  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    They look like juvies! Maybe you should put your foot down and show them who's boss!!

    But seriously, a friend of mine free ranges all her birds during the day, and locks them in pens or tractors at night. She just waits till bedtime to feed them, then they are ready and willing to go in for the night!
     
  3. hippichick

    hippichick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Branch, La
    Looks like my chickens every night. Some of them just refuse to go inside. Even the Silkies. They sleep on the concrete walk right up against the gate. I figure they can go in if they want to, the door's always open. Whatever...........

    Paula
     
  4. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    they used to go in every night, now they are trying to push the limits, teenagers!

    we just pick them up and put them on the ground and have them walk into the coop.

    these guys are a riot. there are three more who are younger and haven't pushed the buttons...yet![​IMG]
     
  5. Just-Like-Hatching

    Just-Like-Hatching Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It don't matter where they sleep until the predators stop by to visit..
     
  6. yardbird tx

    yardbird tx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My birds would be gone in one night if that was where I live.
     
  7. BeakSanctuary

    BeakSanctuary Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, they're beauties! Thanks for the picture. I have one hen turkey and a gaggle of geese tonight that are having a night on the town refusing to go inside. Usually, they do, but seems to really mess things up not getting home from work until after dark - and I rousted them from their home just going there with the flashlight to lock everyone up, so they started playing all over with the baby pools, etc. Note to self: do not refill baby pools at bedtime anymore.
     
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  8. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    well, they all go in, by force. we wont let them stay out. too bad, so sad.
    i would like to serve them at table, not in the yard!!!
     
  9. BeakSanctuary

    BeakSanctuary Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I wholeheartedly agree that's best. I had to hand-carry most everybody in tonight because the darn door slammed shut before I got home, which was after dark, even though I'd tied it open. Still have the geese out because I didn't fight valiantly enough to get them in.
     
  10. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    they all tried to pull fast ones on me tonight...at dusk they were all calling to one another and checking out the roof.

    who won?
    turkeys: zero
    miss_jayne: eight

    oh yeahhhhh
     

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