The turkey chicks are bullies.....they keep pecking at the littler chicks. I'm not sure if they were the culprits but one of the baby hens died yesterday (not uncommon, but we didn't lose any last time). I'm thinking we may need to give them a very long time out.
I love that I can go to the feed store for a couple more laying hens, come home with way too many, introduce our homestead to the prospect of raising our own turkeys and all my husband says is,
"I guess I better get to work on that second pen." What a guy!
I had no intention of buying turkey chicks today but I got curious when I saw them in the same box as the Buff Orpingtons. I started chatting with the clerk about raising turkeys and how different is was from chickens...apparently, not much. So we are now the proud owners (at least until November;) of two turkeys, one white and one brown...
...and in about 5 months, the new chickens will be adding to our daily egg totals. Next thing we want for our ever growing city farm is meat rabbits.....shhhhh, don't tell the neighbors.
Solar Oven Solar Dehydrator Grain Mill Pressure Canner Soil Block Maker Pasta Maker Indoor Seed Sprouting Station Cast Iron Dutch Oven - thanks John and Ashley!!! Freezer -Sears...no interest for a year!