You might remember the dozen turkey hatching eggs I purchased from a local farmer earlier this spring. My neighbor hatched the eggs, only three of them hatched. One kicked the bucket one day when it was about 6 weeks old, the remaining two are doing well. It looks like we will have a pair, which is perfect because I was hoping to let them hatch and raise their own young next spring.
These are ‘Wishard Bronze’ turkeys, a heritage breed. Originally we were hoping to raise enough this year to have them for Thanksgiving dinner and keep a pair, but the turkey eggs we got didn’t hatch very well. We had eggs for Narragansett and none of them hatched, guess the tom just wasn’t up to the task.
They’re even starting to make their adult turkey calls. Mr Chiots is going to get his turkey call out to see if he can chat with them. These birds have been our favorite fowl to date, they are friendly and inquisitive. They follow me around and are very tame. I guess we’ll be ordering our turkey from Martha’s Farm once again for our Thanksgiving meal.
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