Well....my Black Spanish hatch was not so good

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Struttn1, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Bourbon hen ended up hatching 4 but the Black Spanish hen flopped at her hatch. These hens are raising these young ones together. On the roost each hen has a poult under each wing. The Black Spanish hen is all over any of the other turkeys who dare to approach. I still can't tell the hens from the toms yet but my son said he saw one of the young ones trying to strut a few days ago so I am assuming we have at least one baby gobbler..

    They hatched around the 1st of August and here is a pic of them a few days ago out of the pen for the first time. It was hilarious to listen to them putting and purring at leaves, water hoses, paper, etc.

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    Last edited: Sep 7, 2008
  2. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Very nice turkeys! [​IMG]
     
  3. spydertoys

    spydertoys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gosh..I have been asking all over for Black Spanish eggs for hatching..got any to sell???
     
  4. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am all egged out until spring. sorry [​IMG]
     
  5. spydertoys

    spydertoys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It was worth a shot..lol.!!
     
  6. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I should have Black Spanish, Bourbon Red and Royal Palm purebreeds this spring. I am going to make sure to get them seperated early this year.
     

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