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Goat Whisperer's & SBC's kidding thread: Babies off to new homes

Discussion in 'Birthing, Weaning, and Raising Young Goats' started by Goat Whisperer, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. Jan 5, 2017
    babsbag

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    I seem to recall that your turkeys were more or less in a field of their own and they didn't go in the coop. Has that always been the way you raised them?
     
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    Goat Whisperer

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    Nope. They go wherever they please. They might have been penned on occasion, right now the mean @$$ tom is penned.

    Thinking back, you probably are thinking of the penned tom turkey… he lived in the small buck pen.
     
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    Southern by choice

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    Our turkeys are all over. The times you came we had already reduced so much and the Tom was in a field with a buck.
    We had shelters for them and they never used them. So we used the shelters elsewhere. They roost on the six foot fence panels, the big coop/goat building roof and in the trees.
    They can jump easily from a standstill 6ft in the air so you may need to net. Clipping wings hasn't worked other than for the Tom because he is so heavy.
     
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    NH homesteader

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    Oh on the blackhead topic... I should add that while my turkeys and chickens have never lived together per se, they do share a coop that has ventilation between their respective sides and their fencing is side by side. So I'm not sure how it transmits but they're not separated by much!
     
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    Goat Whisperer

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    Few pics from today :)

    I hung some plastic yesterday to keep the snow from blowing in and to hopefully keep it a bit warmer.
    The girls (and boys) are totally spoiled.... Warm water, hay, feed, & beet pulp all brought to them so they don't have to go outside.

    I hauled 30+ gallons of warm water to the goats, dogs, chickens, & geese this morning. Seems to be doing okay and I'm about to go out for another round :th

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    Put plastic up on the coop too, didn't get any pics though.

    The "babies" almost a year old now, still go under that hallway. They were ALL under there keeping warm LOL

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    Leah's big belly. She gets special treatment and gets penned at night and in bad weather, she loves it :)
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    Some of the girls finally came out as long as I was with them :rolleyes: They love to PLAAAAYYYYYYYYY!
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    @OneFineAcre tried to get pics of Isaac but none came out good :he
    I'll try again later.

    Last pic is of Mr. Pete :love
     

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    OneFineAcre

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    Getting ready to go out and do it all again
     
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    Goat Whisperer

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    Brought these guys in…
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    The chickens are all 6 year old bantams.
    Have another bantam in that's not pictured. Lovely bantam Cochin who was only 14 grams at hatch. She was soooo tiny so Southern spoiled her :plbb
     
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    Southern by choice

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    Yes, she is behind me perched on my computer chair! I love her! She is still soooo beautiful!
     
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    Mike CHS

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    I'm not surprised. :lol:
     
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    Southern by choice

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