It has come to my attention that I haven't mentioned my turkeys since they got here! Time for an update!
I lost one poult straight off the bat on the first night, but other than that they have been superb! They have been the funniest little peepers, and I laugh every day because of them. Most mornings I try and sneak up to the brooder box while they're still sleeping; I'll softly whisper "Morning turkey birds!" and with that, there is a stampede of nine fuzzballs that remind me of tiny velociraptors. I really enjoy showing them to visitors since they will come running when they see a hand, whereas the chickens will run away.
In the thought of raising more of these birds, I really hope that I end up liking them. It makes more monetary sense to raise turkeys over chickens in my state since Oregon only allows one thousand birds to be grown and sold on a small farm. And when a chicken sells for $14.50 (my price this year) and a turkey sells for $60.00 (again, my price), it *does* make more sense to raise one thousand turkeys instead of chickens. But it's still a thought. We'll see how these turkeys do before I make any decisions.
Sorry about the scarcity of posts lately! Things have been crazy lately as I am --- hmm, shall we say planning something? ;) Changes are a'coming dear friends.