The male turkeys are just gorgeous when they ‘strut their stuff’- they are our ‘garden galleons’!
The turkeys have grown big and strong, and typically it looks like at least three of the six are males!! They have been moved to a bigger temporary pen now they have grown so big, until their proper ‘home’ is completely fox proof.
Today we bought 7 turkey poults! They are still very young (under 1 week) so are in a small cage with a 100W light globe to keep them warm. We are still building their new enclosure, but it will be ready by the time they are! It just needs to be made fox proof, as unfortunately they do visit us from time to time, and they cause such destruction in a few moments.
The chicks are doing well, even the two that were rescued as newly hatched. They were near death, so we put them in the cage with the light and were amazed to see they survived. After a few days they were strong enough to slip back to the mother hen and chicks.