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Post by nigel » 11 Nov 2009, 06:56

this thread is for turkeys...
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Re: Turkeys

Post by jennibear » 15 Dec 2009, 22:34

We have a pair of unrelated Slate Turkeys. The hen is a pure slate and the stag is a split, as you can see from the red barring in his tail. We have managed to hatch around 14 this year, with the latest being hatched under mum - naturally. Didnt realise that the stag took an active part in incubating the eggs, sitting on them and guarding the hen. They have turned out to be fantastic parents and i will definately let them sit again next year.
here is mum and dad looking after the chick in a broody pen.
and the stag telling me to BOG OFF!
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Re: Turkeys

Post by heathers.nags » 31 Dec 2009, 03:47

HI there..... Was very interested in this topic. I have reared two hatched eggs into two very healthy hens. Have protected them from humans over the christmas period and am now wanting to get a stag in order to breed. Was very suprized when i heard the stag took part in the upbringing of his offspring. Will have to remember this when they are born as i am wanting mine to be free range, and don't want the stag attacking everything that comes anywhere near. Will prob have a brroding pen like yours for when this happens...... lol


Re: Turkeys

Post by clairebear5 » 29 Nov 2010, 10:37

Mork our bourbon red arrived yesterday;;keeps tapping on conservatory window ! very tame and follows me around !Dogs arent keen on him and give him wide berth lol.

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Re: Turkeys

Post by CP » 29 Nov 2010, 14:07

As long as he doesn't start saying "Nanu nanu" you'll be fine! :lol: :lol:

Can't wait to see some piccies of him & Mindy. :grin:
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