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Offline adrianrog

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Re: Turkey on the canopy
« Reply #20 on: September 21, 2017, 02:38:31 PM »
Mike,
Has your turkey started laying eggs?

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Re: Turkey on the canopy
« Reply #21 on: September 21, 2017, 03:37:54 PM »
That was a cool story.  My pet parrot died July of last year and we had already decided not to replace him.  Little did we know that our next pet bird would be a turkey.  :)
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Re: Turkey on the canopy
« Reply #22 on: September 22, 2017, 07:44:03 AM »
Mike M and Tangential, both of you have a special relationship with your birds, count yourselves lucky. Tang, maybe you should get yours to a doctor!

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Re: Turkey on the canopy
« Reply #23 on: September 22, 2017, 05:55:40 PM »


She hasn't started to lay yet.  The wild turkeys around here start mating in spring when the days start to get longer.
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Re: Turkey on the canopy
« Reply #24 on: September 22, 2017, 11:37:56 PM »
Mike M and Tangential, both of you have a special relationship with your birds, count yourselves lucky. Tang, maybe you should get yours to a doctor!

Nah...she's as healthy as an Ox...seriously dependable layer and an Ok Mama....she's just spoiled and has got a big mouth....lol
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Re: Turkey on the canopy
« Reply #25 on: September 27, 2017, 08:08:35 AM »
We were able to get another pretty good picture this morning.  When I let the dogs out this morning the turkey was nowhere to be seen.  As soon as the dogs got into the yard, the turkey comes running right at the Aussie.  The Border Collie did his job and came back but the Aussie had to act like the turkey wasn't there.  I couldn't tell you how many times I said "leave it" during this encounter but it was long enough to get my wife's attention inside and for her to come out and get a decent angle for the picture.  :)
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Re: Turkey on the canopy
« Reply #26 on: November 12, 2017, 08:55:37 AM »
MikeM, is cheep cheep still with you? Hoping she is, one of my favorite postings/threads!

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Re: Turkey on the canopy
« Reply #27 on: November 12, 2017, 07:21:27 PM »
She decided to go out to the wild.  We had been hearing a lot of turkeys calling at the edge of our property so I guess the temptation was too much for her.  We miss her and really enjoyed the experience of raising a  really unique critter but that is what we had hoped for.
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Re: Turkey on the canopy
« Reply #28 on: November 12, 2017, 08:07:02 PM »
A bittersweet moment.

On one hand I know you will miss her but on the other hand being part of a wild flock (maybe even her siblings) is where she belongs.

Perhaps she will come by next summer to show you her chicks.
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Re: Turkey on the canopy
« Reply #29 on: November 13, 2017, 12:29:34 PM »
Hope she comes back someday.

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Re: Turkey on the canopy
« Reply #30 on: November 13, 2017, 08:37:47 PM »
We hope she will stop by but she left her mark already.  :)

She was unique since she acted tame but never truly fell into the tame mold.
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