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Turkey Problems and I Skype With Casey James! 2017 Week 5

We’re wondering if or when our goats will kid…. the lizard escapes and clay sculpting begins…

Lately our turkeys have started becoming aggressive towards us. All the downed tree limbs we have laying around have come in quite useful at keeping them away. We’re trying to figure out a good solution on where to keep them since letting them free range isn’t working out.

The weather finally cooperated (sorta) and we were able to get out in the garden and get the fence opened up to the coop. We got a little cold so we cut the work short and plan to finish up next weekend. We’re one small step closer to getting the chickens in the garden!

It’s a nice afternoon so we took advantage of it and took a little stroll…

Oh my gosh… I’ve got a super fun announcement… I’m going to get to skype with… well, you better watch the video to find out!

Casey James is putting out an album independently so he had a kickstarter to help offset the costs. One of the items on his kickstarter was a skype session with him and so my kids, knowing what a huge fan I am of him, got me that for Christmas!! Oh my gosh… today is the day I get to skype with Casey James!

The turkeys were giving us more problems so we penned them up until we can either butcher or sell one of the toms.

Yep.. it started out being one of THOSE kind of days, but it ended on a good note.

Raising Turkeys and Chickens Together

When we started out with our first flock of chicks, we really didn’t have any plans on adding any other type of fowl to our flock. But then one day, when we stopped into the feed store to get some more chick feed, we saw that they had baby turkeys for sale. And well, one thing led to another and we ended up bring a few of them home. Assuming they’d do just fine living with the chickens, we put them in the coop with the chicks. They got along fine and we just figured they’d all coexist happily.

A few days later, I started doing a little research on raising turkeys. I know, I should have done that before we got them, but it didn’t happen. Lesson learned. So I came across an article that said that turkeys and chickens shouldn’t be raised together. I started doing more research on it and found the same info all over the internet. In fact, I found very little on raising them together successfully.
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