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1 What the new girls brought in... on Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:29 pm

islandgal99

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I am very happy with my two new groups of turkeys...they have settled in nicely.  I have a beautiful trio of Beltsvilles, and a trio of sweetgrass.  They are beefy, healthy and am super happy with them.

2 days after the Beltsvilles arrived, these guys showed up....

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I think there are two flocks, one with 13 in it, one with 11.  It sounds like a hunters dream around here right now, though it's not so nice at 430 at am to hear them start turkey shenanigans. They even try to use the gates - how polite.

I keep looking at these bad boys and thinking easter is right around the corner.... Smile

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2 Re: What the new girls brought in... on Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:39 pm

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Well the odd cull would be tasty.   Wink    Or catch and sell.    Laughing     Let us know how one of the big Toms taste at Easter.   Laughing There's always TY's Sale. 3

pairs.  Wink 

3 Re: What the new girls brought in... on Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:08 am

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Oh my , well if that isn't just darn cool, and what a lovely picture!! Have a beautiful day, CynthiaM.

4 Re: What the new girls brought in... on Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:59 pm

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Wow, gorgeous

5 Re: What the new girls brought in... on Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:19 am

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Could you hunt or collect the eggs of the feral turkeys on Vancouver Island?

6 Re: What the new girls brought in... on Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:35 am

islandgal99

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Yes to both hunting and eggs. They are not protected and are an introduced species...many/most consider them pests. Regular laws of hunting apply of course. Some people do pen the girls, let them raise a brood, keep the brood and then let the mom go and keep the babes for food. Every fall there are a few trucks full of feral turkeys headed to slaughter.

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7 Re: What the new girls brought in... on Sat Mar 29, 2014 4:03 pm

Blue Hill Farm

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They sure are beautiful.  Smile I wish we had more wild turkeys around here...may have to get a few domestic turks and try and lure some wild ones in!

8 Re: What the new girls brought in... on Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:18 pm

islandgal99

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Blue Hill Farm wrote:They sure are beautiful.  Smile I wish we had more wild turkeys around here...may have to get a few domestic turks and try and lure some wild ones in!

Get one hen that doesn't like the boy you matched her with, and you will draw in the ferals!!! Smile I now have a second flock that have come to visit. I only know as the boys are slightly different colour, and mr. gimpy isn't in the group...

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