Official BYH Poll: What Animals Do You Have In Your Backyard Herd?

What Animals Do You Have In Your Backyard Herd?


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Finnie

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I really don't need to add another species, but it is tempting. LOL
Do it! Do it! Turkeys are awesome! :lol:

On the other hand, they can be real pains in the butts and get in lots of trouble, but it’s just because they have so much character. I have to admit, taking care of my birds has been so much easier this year without the turkeys.:hide
 

Baymule

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Do it! Do it! Turkeys are awesome! :lol:

On the other hand, they can be real pains in the butts and get in lots of trouble, but it’s just because they have so much character. I have to admit, taking care of my birds has been so much easier this year without the turkeys.:hide
I don't know where I would put them. That would require a whole new project...... NO! I do not need turkeys! I do not need turkeys! I do not need turkeys! LOL
 

messybun

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I don't know where I would put them. That would require a whole new project...... NO! I do not need turkeys! I do not need turkeys! I do not need turkeys! LOL
Good on you, keep repeating the mantra... I do not need turkeys, I don’t think I need turkeys, I don’t neeed turkeys, well they don’t gobble too loudly.
 

Finnie

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Good on you, keep repeating the mantra... I do not need turkeys, I don’t think I need turkeys, I don’t neeed turkeys, well they don’t gobble too loudly.
Speaking of gobbling, one of the cute/quirky things about tom turkeys, is that you can make them gobble on cue. It’s so fun! But, then whenever you try to talk to someone, the turkey will immediately drown out each sentence with his gobbling. Very difficult to hold a conversation around turkeys!
 

messybun

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Speaking of gobbling, one of the cute/quirky things about tom turkeys, is that you can make them gobble on cue. It’s so fun! But, then whenever you try to talk to someone, the turkey will immediately drown out each sentence with his gobbling. Very difficult to hold a conversation around turkeys!
I’ve personally expiremented with the best fowl to hold discussions. I’ve found that chickens just respond with “whaat” and that can be frustrating the third time you have to explain. I’ve also found ducks like to sass back at everything you say. Thank you for saving me time on turkeys. 🤣
 

Hens and Roos

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We currently have
1 dog-she's 3 legged and hangs out inside with us but goes outside when we do
2 fish tanks(each about 90 gallons) one has guppies/platy/sword tail and the other tank Cichlids
2 French angora rabbits
5 Runner ducks-DS(15) would like to add a few more next spring, he finds them cool
9 Chickens
19 goats(5 which we are working on selling & 2 for our freezer)
 

farmerjan

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Start the poults right after you kill off the spring cornish....then they will be ready to go out loose when you get the fall bunch.... or start them early; put them in the chicken tractor until they have their good flight feathers.... give them a shed with a roost for night and let them loose and then get the cornish.... they will learn to roost up high enough to not be bait for possums and other stuff like that.... the dogs ought to be able to protect them from most of the other predators....
 

Baymule

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Start the poults right after you kill off the spring cornish....then they will be ready to go out loose when you get the fall bunch.... or start them early; put them in the chicken tractor until they have their good flight feathers.... give them a shed with a roost for night and let them loose and then get the cornish.... they will learn to roost up high enough to not be bait for possums and other stuff like that.... the dogs ought to be able to protect them from most of the other predators....
Do they lay in a nest box like chickens or do they go "hide" so snakes and dogs can eat their eggs?
 
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