Planning Ahead

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We got our Thanksgiving turkey today.  We bought three bourbon red poults (plus a chick) with the hopes of ending up with at least one come November.  They can be difficult to raise.  My bottle baby Summer was very curious about the chirping box we brought into the barn.  For now, they’re in their own special room in the barn inside our brooder where they’ve got a heat lamp, vitamin fortified water and high protein game fowl starter food.   We’ve tried raising poultry outside of the pasture in the past, but had issues with nocturnal predators.  This way, they’ve got the guardian dogs for protection.  Milos and FiFi watch over everyone.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. LimeRiot
    May 01, 2012 @ 09:13:00

    They look very cozy! I hope they do well. We had a pet turkey named Tom when I was growing up. He was stupid and mean! :)

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  2. Connie
    May 01, 2012 @ 09:17:48

    Turkeys are definitely stupid!

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  3. Jennifer
    May 01, 2012 @ 12:44:32

    Oh! Giving them another go? I thought after last year you’d had enough! ;)

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  4. Connie
    May 01, 2012 @ 13:24:35

    Last year we bought 20 and ended up with 11. This year we’re starting with 3 hoping to end up with at least one for us! If all 3 make it, we’ve got the other two sold already.

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