Category Archives: Turkeys

Owls

It’s 726pm, I’ve just finished evening chores. Locked up Ethel and her household flock. Chased one of the turkey munchkins until I caught it, it was out of the fence you see. Locked up the turkeys in their mobile. Locked up … Continue reading

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New poultry waterers

Barney is modeling our new poultry waterers.  They hold 5 gallons, seem sturdy, and put the water at a comfortable level for the birds.  Having the water off the ground also helps keep dirt and muck out, but it’s been … Continue reading

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BIG eggs

All the birds are laying now, so we have eggs in small, medium, and large: chicken (the multi-colored ones), turkey (the speckled ones), and goose (the ginormous ones).  We’re not letting the geese brood goslings this year because all the … Continue reading

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Toggle-Oggle-Oggle!

Apparently one of it’s meanings is “Watch out, both Bald Eagles!” Spot was gobbling fiercely and I wanted to know why?  He was standing on top of the pullet tractor, alone.  The remainder of the birds quiet, standing in the … Continue reading

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Christmas Lunch

On the menu today: Turkey we raised on the farm (One person we gave a turkey to this year described it as “dense,” which we thought was a good description.  It tastes like turkey, but meatier.  Tender, moist, delicious.  (It … Continue reading

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You can’t run away on processing day

We took five young roosters, six turkey jennies (girls) and one turkey jake (boy) to Mineral Springs Poultry Processing today.  We borrowed a truck and dog crates, and made the over-an-hour-trip-through-the-country for our 10:00 appointment. Even though we had raised … Continue reading

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Another windstorm

This is our third windstorm since moving here, and definitely the strongest.  The geese keep everyone in their housing during the wind; they are good guard geese.  We’re grateful that this huge branch didn’t hit anyone or anything… and it … Continue reading

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Turkey Smackdown!

I picked up Crystal from work and upon arriving home saw the cows near the turkey fence.  Crystal immediately said “It’s Sarge.”  Sarge being the bull. . .As we got out of the car, the turkeys were all stacked up … Continue reading

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Big Boy Escapes

We have a turkey jump the four foot high poultry net every day or so.  Usually it is one of two girl turkeys.  Today it was Big Boy, the biggest turkey by a wide margin.  He jumped over the poultry … Continue reading

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Food Scraps from The Cruise In Country Diner

Many thanks to The Cruise In Country Diner for starting to supply us with food scraps!  The chickens, turkeys, and geese certainly are appreciating it.  

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