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Turkeys about breeding time

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by CrealCritter, Feb 4, 2018.

  1. Oct 23, 2018
    frustratedearthmother

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    I'll bet - the baby roos always give me a chuckle when they start trying to crow!
     
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  2. Oct 23, 2018
    sumi

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    They are funny, when they start "crowing" or whatever they're meant to do. A few years ago I raised some chickens and had a friend round for a visit. I walked down to his car with him as he left and we walked past the chicken run, me a step or two ahead of him (it was a narrow path). One of the little roosters decided as we walked past, to commit a "crow". I didn't pay it much attention and kept walking, but soon realised I lost my friend... I looked behind me and found him frozen on the spot, he looked so funny, standing there, on foot in front of the other, mid-walk, he just froze. He looked at me with a mix of bewilderment, panic and something else in-between and said "What the F%^K was THAT?!?" Funny thing is a few months later I ended up selling him some of my birds to start his own flock.
     
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    frustratedearthmother

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    Funny story, lol! Guess he was captivated!
     
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  4. Oct 24, 2018
    Mini Horses

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    You may well be onto another issue with your water. A little chlorine "on occasion" could be tolerated and soon worked out by the body but, everyday -- that could well be a problem for young'uns. Especially mentally challenged ones. You could always catch rainwater for them if no stream available. I think you do have one below the garden...right? I have heard they do need that high protein when just starting. Been so long since I raised any I don't even know what I fed them. :D
     
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    CrealCritter

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    Old momma hen (me) will fetch water from the spring we have on our property for the next brood. I ferment cabbage to.make sauerkraut with that water, so I know it's good. Plus I drink it myself anytime I'm out there. Hey wait... Is that why I'm so goofy?
     
  6. Oct 24, 2018
    sumi

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    No, the little rooster scared the crud out of him! We about died laughing about this afterwards. It's one of my favourite chicken memories :)
     
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    CrealCritter

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    Growing fast and are looking more tasty every day.
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    frustratedearthmother

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    They're getting big!
     
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    Mini Horses

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    Are they any smarter? :D

    Saw some wild ones yesterday. Couple hens and some basically grown ones from earlier in year. Guess some of the hunters will have a couple for Thanksgiving. They'll be harvesting soy beans soon -- soon as they get the cotton in -- then the birds get into the fields and feast on the drops. They & deer have been scavenging corn for over a month now And the regrowth from the corn is a pasture for the deer. We have well fed wildlife around here. :cool:
     
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    CrealCritter

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    Well at least they got enough smarts to stay in the coop during flooding rain now. But Smarter? - no... still dumb as a box of rocks.
     

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