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Turkeys about breeding time

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

  1. Dec 27, 2018
    CrealCritter

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    59 pints plus about a 1/4 pint. So a little over 7 gallons of ole turkey tom soup. I'll get pics tomorrow.
     
  2. Dec 27, 2018
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    That's a whole lot of turkey soup!!
     
  3. Dec 27, 2018
    sumi

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    WOW! The bird that just kept on giving! :)
     
  4. Dec 28, 2018
    CrealCritter

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    All but 1 jar sealed out of 60 pints - not too bad.
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    sumi

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    You guys have enough there to last until next Christmas! Wonderful use of leftover meat :thumbsup
     
  6. Jan 5, 2019
    CrealCritter

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    Its January 5th and one of my mature turkey hens decided it's spring, go figure!
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    CrealCritter

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    Been so wet here, I couldn't take seeing my turkeys walking around in mud covering their feet. So I bought some winter wheat staw bales 4 for $20. I wanted hay but he was all out. It has some big seed heads and it's nice to see the turkeys scratching trough it and eating it. They are out of the mud now to - so mission accomplished :) I'm quite sure my Turkeys appreciate dry feet also.

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  8. Jan 6, 2019
    Mini Horses

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    Plus -- some of the seed may sprout. They'll eat those greens before you ever see them :cool:
     
  9. Jan 6, 2019
    CrealCritter

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    Yes your right.. turkeys don't practice scorched earth the way chickens do. Turkeys are cool with leaving some green in the yard. Chickens kill everything green, as soon at it sprouts.
     
  10. Jan 22, 2019
    CrealCritter

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    My mature turkey hens are all messed up... They started laying again this week. The third week of January. At least they got smarts enough to lay under the heat lamp this time though. So installing a partition and heat lamps for both breeding sets what not a waste after all.
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    Dispite that it has turned cold and with snow still on the ground from Harvey. I still think we are in for an early spring. Seeing that my turkeys are laying already, it kind of confirms my guess.
     
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