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Turkey Tuesdays: Let’s build 3

Mr P-J has been working very hard on the turkey enclosure and it is finally finished! With a bit of help from Binty and Little P we now have netting across the top of the area, just in case the turkeys decide to have a bit of a flap. Much like some aircraft, turkeys are… Continue reading Turkey Tuesdays: Let’s build 3

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Field, Turkey

Turkey Tuesdays: Let’s build 2

We have been busy little bees since the last Turkey update! The feathery fiends continue to grow and have now discovered that they can jump up onto the kitchen windowsill to watch daily goings on. The enclosure is coming on well. We have found a shed, put in posts and started the wiring, over a… Continue reading Turkey Tuesdays: Let’s build 2

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Turkey Tuesdays: Let’s build

Our feathery lodgers were only ever meant to live with us temporarily and though they haven't quite out stayed their welcome they do need to move on to pastures new. We have found a nice evening,  sheltered spot for them up at the field and have started bringing together everything we need to make them… Continue reading Turkey Tuesdays: Let’s build

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Turkey Tuesdays: Out and about 

Time flies, especially when you've got five turkeys growing at a rate of knots!  Now that they are fully feathered and definitely not a viable cat target the Twerks are living get outside.  Their cage has been extended and during the day the roam around the garden.  While this is a good thing for them,… Continue reading Turkey Tuesdays: Out and about 

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Turkey Tuesdays: Getting dirty

The twerks are now spending more time outside and less time in the kitchen, which is a bit of a relief. Being greeted by chirps is lovely, but these little feathery beasties are the worst roommates ever. They stay up late into the night chatting, spread their food everywhere and even poo on the floor.… Continue reading Turkey Tuesdays: Getting dirty

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Turkey Tuesdays: Ups and downs

The twerks have had their ups and downs recently.  Luckily, there are more ups than downs but it doesn't make the downs any better.  There is an old adage, "Where there is livestock there is dead stock", and it is very true. Sadly, this was the case with Gobbles.  Despite the antibiotics and the fact… Continue reading Turkey Tuesdays: Ups and downs

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Turkey Tuesdays: Gobbles’ adventure

It didn't take long for Gobbles to get bored of her box and start shouting.  We found that she would sit in the corner and get comfortable, then be unwilling to move to get food or drink.  So, we did what any rational people would do: took her to work to make sure she ate… Continue reading Turkey Tuesdays: Gobbles’ adventure

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Turkey Tuesdays: Gobbles

When we first got the chickadees we joked about one being called 'Gobbles', as per the South Park episode.  Well, it turns out we do have a Gobbles on our hands. Initially we thought that s/he had a slipped tendon and while we put her on box rest away from the others (they are very… Continue reading Turkey Tuesdays: Gobbles

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Turkey Tuesdays: Egg time!

In our first turkey post we showed a picture of the chickadees dozing under the heat-lamp having just eaten half an egg.  Well, they have grown somewhat and 'eating half an egg' has turned into some feverish piranha-like egg devouring frenzy.  You'd think they were never fed... We've had a lot of people say that turkeys… Continue reading Turkey Tuesdays: Egg time!