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wild turkeys

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by 6chickens in St. Charles, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. 6chickens in St. Charles

    6chickens in St. Charles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are regular visitors around here. They even stop to Hello us at the library, 2 blocks from our house! One, not in this picture, is a smoke/gray color, but just as wild.

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  2. Magic Birdie

    Magic Birdie Overrun With Chickens

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    Cool! Wow, they're pretty! [​IMG]
     
  3. luvinmychickens

    luvinmychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Coolio!! [​IMG]
     
  4. 6chickens in St. Charles

    6chickens in St. Charles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Woops. Forgot to post this picture:
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    Aren't they sweet, the way they trot along?
     
  5. Chic_girl

    Chic_girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fly turkeys, FLY! Thanksgiving is coming! No matter how nice people seem, don't go to their houses 'for dinner'!
     
  6. DDRanch

    DDRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love our wild turkeys too. Sometimes, we have as many as 40 roaming our fields. They are year round and sleep in the pine trees right outside our bedroom window. During mating season, the young males will strut and display for my girls. It's pretty funny to see them strut and glide and shake those wings.....the hens seem quite bored. Here is a picture I took last Spring.


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    Every year, we will see examples of different colorations. I think they are just gorgeous.

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    At this time of year, the most unusual thing occurs. All the turkeys seem to disappear. Now, I know what you are thinking, but next week, they will all return in the same numbers. It's like they know its Thanksgiving and they go on their own little vacation....perhaps they find a safe house?
     
  7. GramaCindy

    GramaCindy Out Of The Brooder

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    With me just looking into raising chickens I have to wonder is it okay to "free range" them with all of these guys in the yard frequently?[​IMG]
     
  8. GramaCindy

    GramaCindy Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok….how pre-tell do you post pics here?
     
  9. 6chickens in St. Charles

    6chickens in St. Charles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:see the blue header line when u scroll to the top of the screen? click uploads... but beware, its addictive!
     
  10. Gresh

    Gresh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We've got some wild turkeys around our house, too. We live on 28 acres and they make their home in our woods. There's three of them and they come every once in awhile to eat chestnuts in our front yard or to investigate our chickens and the coop [​IMG]
     

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