You can tell it is the spring of the year. The turkey gobblers are really strutting their stuff. And all four hens are now setting on nests of eggs.
Before the turkey hens set O Wise One filled the incubator with turkey eggs also.
The first bath of 20 hatched last Tuesday and went on Craigslist on Wednesday. By Friday they were all gone. They never even made it to an outside brooder. We kept them in a small box in the bathroom under a light so they were easy to get to when people came. It was so muddy back by the brooders from all the rain we thought people would appreciate that.
While the baby turkeys were here they were well observed.
Seemed like every time I missed those two grandsons of mine I knew exactly where to look to find them.
Next batch of eggs in the incubator are due to hatch on Thursday.
The babies brought us $8 per bird. Our turkeys are all Bourbon Red and are considered a heritage breed. They really seem to be in demand in this area or maybe just turkeys in general.
Blessings from The Holler
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