We have several spring arrivals at Dogrush Ranch. The first is from our "oops" clutch of turkey eggs. There were three full hatches from the original clutch of 15 or so eggs. That is pretty good considering three turkey hens shared the nest, and that usually results in total failure. In fact, I was sort of thinking that since the girls "tricked" me and had a dummy nest that they also laid eggs in, and I didn't want any more eggs, that I was just "humoring" them by letting them figure out the whole sharing a nest thing wasn't a good idea. HA!
My friend, Dorene took the first two to raise as "lap poults" I kept the third because I couldn't find anyone who wanted a pet turkey. Imagine that! So that is our new little guy or girl down there on the left. He is