Friday, October 17, 2008
Or I guess in my case, foul.
Some of you probably remember my Turkey Boys post, but what most of you probably don't know is that they disappeared one day. We suspect two legged predators as they were both good size, disappeared during the same time, and left no feathers/signs of a struggle.
It was very depressing thinking about my friendly boys being eaten in someones sandwiches and I tried to think about that they had a good life while they were here. I only hope they were dispatched humanely.
Here's a couple of pics of my Turkey Boys in all their glory......
I really enjoyed having turkeys and decided to try again. I picked up a couple of Wild crosses and some Narragansetts. I kept them penned until they got to be of decent size and then released them to be free range with the rest of my poultry. There was a little squabbling and the Peacock thought "HEY! look at all the homely looking peahens....but what the heck??!!" :) They have settled in nicely and I'm starting to think about names for them all.
Here are some pics of the youngsters.....
On another note, of calling foul (or in their case, fowl) the dogs spooked the young guineas to where they flew up to the top of our garage roof. They were definitely starting to sound like guineas, and seemed to have no idea how they got up there or how they were going to get down. (Eventually they did fly down.....I was beginning to worry that I was going to have to start feeding them up there...)
It was then that I realized that their "keet cuteness" was starting to diminish. So I thought before the next full moon that I should post some pics of them while they still have the cute factor going for them.
And thus ends another episode of As the Feather Flutters......:)