Sunday, April 22, 2012

Turkey Update

Bourbon-Red TurkeyGirl1 hatched 8 poults but we're down to 6. We had them in the old-equipment shed which is backed up to the terriers fenced yard. Two little poults wandered through the chain-link pen into the fenced yard and two poults were murdered by the terriers. So we have moved TurkeyGirl1 and the remaining 6 poults over to a stall in the barn.

The new chickens are now in the old-equipment shed, don't think they can wander out into harms way.

Broody turkey hens 2 and 3 are next door in the doghouses.

TurkeyGirl2 has been setting on eggs since 4/20/12. She had gone broody in the chicken coop but we moved her into this pen and fortunately she went back to setting.

TurkeyGirl3 had also gone broody on no eggs in the chicken coop in a tiny nest box so we moved her over next to TurkeyGirl2 today, but don't know if she will stay on the nest of eggs I made for her. None of the eggs I put in there are turkey eggs but just trying to give her a comfy, safe spot and some eggs to set on.

Just a photo of the wyandotte's and tiny BeaBall.


Mary Ann said...

Joanna, how wonderful for you to take care of your turkey hens that way! I worry, too, about my birds and their comfort. Hope you get some more nice little poults.

C and C Antiques and Animals - What a Life! said...

Glad you moved your babies. Hopefully no more problems with wandering until they are older.

RiverBend Farm said...

Yay!! A turkey blog..I picked up my four bourbon red poults tonight. This ought to be fun..