Category Archives: Turkeys

Turkey Patrol

The turkeys forage with the chickens in general, though they maintain a pretty reliable little sub-group within the larger flock. I like how they appear to be in formation here, moving across the cover-cropped area between the orchard and garden … Continue reading

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Turkeys on the Roof!

We came home from some a friends’ house well after dark, and as I was shutting up the chicken coop for the night the turkeys, who recently have roosted on either the fence gate right next to the coop or … Continue reading

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Turkey Bedtime

I’ve read that turkeys oftentimes stop bothering to use a coop, or the provided roost.  We seem to have reached that stage.  Starting a week ago or so, we now find them resting atop the poultry run gate at chicken … Continue reading

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Updates: In the chicken run

The Divas have been living in the chicken sunroom for a while now. All of the birds have been interacting through the fences for a while and Josh and the kids convinced me that it was time for the divas … Continue reading

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I spy….

  3 goats 2 turkeys 2 chickens 1 cat

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2013 Goals Update

As of today 2013 is three-quarters done, making this a good time to check in on the various goals we set for the year.  The last time we did this was in late February! Without further ado, here’s the list … Continue reading

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Goats in the Chicken Coop!

Shortly after we moved the goats to the chicken run to clear brush we learned that we should have prepared the coop a bit. I was in the garden and hear what could only be described as a kerfuffle in … Continue reading

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Missing Turkeys

Last night at farm bedtime, there was just one lonely turkey in the coop!    Fortunately this morning I heard the telltale sing-song calls of turkeys trying to locate each other, and found the missing two nestled in the tall … Continue reading

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Turkeys and Chickens, Living Together

Just two days after first moving outside, the turkeys showed up one night in the chicken coop.  I’d read that this might happen, and we’d already decided that we weren’t going to manage around the fear of blackhead disease, but … Continue reading

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Turkeys Outside

The turkey-birds, as Nora has come to call them, have moved outside.  Huzzah!  

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