Poult-ry

Our day-old turkey poults arrived on the  23rd of last month – they were put out to pasture yesterday and didn’t skip a beat. They had spent the last month in quarters in the layer house; we had 18 peeps (chicks) in half of the off-side, 5 poults in half of the other half, and 6 ducks in the remaining quarter. The nursery was full but not crowded. It was still cool here for the first two weeks of this confinement so heat lamps were in order and have not been necessary since then. It was quite warm here today and although turkeys aren’t known for being the most intelligent animals on the farm, the poults knew to stay in their shelter and out of the heat and bright sun. From the rudimentary snood on this little one I would guess it’s a Tom.

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