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Friday Favorite: Broody Mamas

June 26th, 2015

I’ve posted on the Facebook page about the turkeys poults, but I haven’t posted about them here yet. We have turkey cutlets!!!!!!!
turkey poults 2
Of course they all hatched while I was in Philadelphia, but Mr Chiots sent a long a few pictures for me. Miss Turkey has them out and about, teaching them the free range ropes. We sat on 15 eggs, 12 hatched, 1 poult got outside the pen one day and didn’t make it, and another disappeared on day while they were out and about. It’s amazing that ten have survived two weeks already.
Turkey hen with poults
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I can’t wait to see what they all look like when they’re bigger. There are light ones, dark ones, and caramel colored ones. Mom is a Wishard Bronze, dad is a Bourbon, so they’re a barnyard mix.

3 Comments to “Friday Favorite: Broody Mamas”
  1. Louise on June 26, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    Congrats!!! What kind of turkeys do you have? Wanting Turkeys bad, but have not yet gotten around to it.

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  2. Laura ~ Raise Your Garden on June 27, 2015 at 8:01 am

    I never think of Turkey babies as being cute, but there you are, they’re cute!!!! Pretty cuddly if you ask me.

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  3. Nebraska Dave on June 28, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    Susy, life on the homestead goes on even while the care taker is away. Your garden tour is a great way to vacation. I always tell folks that I don’t like taking vacations just to see things but I may have to re think that after seeing your vacations from this year and last year on the West coast. I hope that all ten of your turkey poults make it to maturity.

    Have a great turkey raising day.

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