Monday, May 11, 2015

Turkey Lurkey

We have poultry almost coming out of our ears at the moment.  Ryan has hatched at least 30 chickens and turkeys in incubators, we have two turkeys and a hen setting on eggs in the chicken coop, and one turkey who flew out of the chicken run to hatch 12 of her own next to our neighbor's barn.  She did a great job, and now she has a "rafter" (I had to look up the correct term) of turkey chicks running after her.  This particular hen-turkey is a very protective mother, and our cats give her as much space as she might desire.  One does not cross her, or get too close to her offspring.
We did give away most of the incubated chicks to our western neighbor, thankfully.  That only encourages Ryan, and we have more eggs in the incubators again.

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