Ohhhhh.......Sleepy little turkey! I showed Rylie how to do that with a chicken. Lay it upside down in your lap and pet it and it will fall asleep. He all so loves to help feed the chicks. First thing in the morning he comes down says "good morning MaMa (grandma) I seep good. feed Chickie's now?" So cute!"
" Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle"
Post by mightyspuds on Jul 13, 2008 18:28:54 GMT -8
Started putting out Leghorns and Turkeys with the big Girls.
Little guys taking it pretty well,big girls just all kinds of flustered.But they arent knocking the stuffing out of em,just pushy and rude,and the little ones arent too impressed with that,leaving girls really confused.
Polish 4 are in the Bunny run.
A little challenge getting them in tonight but manageable.
Brown Turkey-Drumsticks,Mr Personality White Turkey-Scared smaller guy --------------------------------------------
Blue is in the doghouse on nest,trying to lay a Blue Egg.Big Buff is standing on box edge waiting her turn.
Turkey (brown guy,Drumsticks) walks by a few times and is looking in as he goes past.About 4th time Buff flies off the nest and is in his Face,all kinds of upset!
SQAUK!!! >:(BOCKKK!!!! BOCK!!! >:(Wings flapping everywhere!!! " You PERVERT!!! Were trying to lay eggs here,whats the matter with you!!!! >:(PERVERT!!!!! >:(HELP!!!!! >:(SQUAWK!!!!!!!!"
OK,this goes on about 10 minutes,finally Pickles walks down and talks to her,calms her down and takes her to the top of yard under roses.
All is OK except for peeps from Turks.
Then here comes the GANG,Pickles,Big and Little Buff,they are moving the turks on! They run at the little guys and trap em next to fence . PEEP!!!! PEEP!!!! Then Wishbone Fluffs up in full turkey mode and says ,1st time ever "GOBBLE GOBBLE GOBBLE"
Girls dont know what to make of that,they leave.All is calm.
Big buff joins Blue at the nest,all the while Blue just looking on,over the top of nest box,taking it all in.Gimpy also wants nothing to do with this either.
Sooooo.... Big buff now decides she needs to boss em a bit,and wants whatever they are digging at,full force runs.Little guys scatter then right back.They arent too impressed with Big Buff.Different story with Pickles,she just lifts her head and gives em 'The Look" and they scatter.They are impressed with her!
Then Gimpy decides she isnt going down the pecking order any further,so she is bumping against them on occasion,NOT impressed by her,she wanders off and ignores them.
Next fight,the Buffs and Pickles meet on the perch,have a talk,and come racing at em again,they just scatter and stay out of their ways,and the night ends.
Today we added the leghorns and things were actually quieter.BUT,when I put the Big Birds away they were doing some pecking order stuff amongst themselves,all agreed to leave the order as it is with them,and thats end of day 2.
"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody."