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Turkeys about breeding time

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

  1. Apr 26, 2018
    Chic Rustler

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    this weather has set us all back. Keep on keeping on man. It will work out
     
  2. Jun 28, 2018
    CrealCritter

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    It shouldn't be to much longer now before I can send you some hatching eggs :) t need to get them hayed in again soon.

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  3. Jul 20, 2018
    CrealCritter

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    @Chic Rustler - they still are not done laying. They haven't started sitting yet. The two hens have only laid 23 eggs. I suspect they have a few.more to.lay before they start sitting. At least I know these eggs haven't froze :)
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  4. Jul 20, 2018
    Chic Rustler

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    I got a few irons in the fire right now. Gotta come up with something that will keep the rabbits alive on 110°f day, build new hutches, and i have 85 eggs in the incubator....oh and canning every other night il midnight.
     
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  5. Aug 5, 2018
    CrealCritter

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    Momma hen (me) is ready - all I need now is some baby turkeys.

    Scrap lumber brooder in the nursery yard with 150 watt heat lamp ready to go.
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    Working hard at making baby turkeys. I'm expecting the first baby turkeys to hatch sometime this week.
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  6. Aug 7, 2018
    CrealCritter

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    I seen some pippin going on. No that's not pimpin - it pippin :) supposed to rain the next couple of days - that'll be a great time for turkey chicks to hatch.
     
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  7. Aug 9, 2018
    CrealCritter

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    With all these zipped shells, I would think there has to be some baby turkeys. But I'll be doggone if I can find them. Probably hiding under the hens keeping warm. IDK... I put some food in where they are brooding, they already had water in there.

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  8. Aug 9, 2018
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    Awesome!
     
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  9. Aug 9, 2018
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    Awesome! I wouldn't be reaching under no turkey looking for babies... I'm a little skeered of turkeys, lol!
     
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    CrealCritter

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    Well if your scarred - say you're scarred -:lol

    You have good reason to be scarred though. Turkey pecks draw blood, but not so much that they leave a welt, just a bloody pinch really. Still quite a bit worse than a rooster peck though.
     
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