Talking Turkey

A blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara

A friend of ours recently borrowed our incubator to hatch turkey eggs. In exchange, we received two turkey chicks called poults.  What a deal!

We figured it couldn’t be very different from chickens. Now among our flock there are two turkeys.  And I can add to my list of fowl experience – chickens, ducks, geese, quail and now turkeys.

You might call me a poulterer – a person who deals in poultry. It was not on my list of things to be when I grow up but that is fine.

turkey2turkey1Turkeys are actually not as smart as chickens which is an amazing feat.

Baby turkeys do not know how to eat and drink when  they hatch and must be taught by other chicks.

Our friend borrowed two of our chicken chicks to show the turkeys the fine art of drinking and dining.  They apparently caught on because they are growing.

I suppose at some point they will be bigger than the chickens but until then everyone is getting along fine.


2 Comments on “Talking Turkey

  1. Well actually I did tell the children who live behind us that we would not get a zebra. They thought perhaps we needed one to play with the chickens.
    And I have stopped bringing home stray dogs – 6 is enough. Even I have my limits 🙂

  2. Dear Poulterer,

    You are so game for anything. Do you ever absolutely wear out and say no? No more.

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