Thursday, May 15, 2008
The Turkeys have Arrived
We received our shipment of 60 bronze & white broad breasted turkeys this morning. I will take some pictures over the weekend. I am excited they are a heritage breed which I did not know when John first ordered them. We received our typical phone call at 2:46 am from the post office saying they had the birds, we were both so exhausted we slept through the call. John usually jumps right out of bed and heads over right away, especially when the weather was cooler and the excitement of getting chicks was so new to us.
We are looking forward to having a fresh bird for Thanksgiving! (* ok I am wrong they are not heritage...oops, farm mom set me straight - I did a gGoogle search last night and misunderstood, sorry!)
At the library I picked up an arm load of books including Storey's Guide to Raising Poultry which has a lot of good info. Did you know chickens eggs come out the same place as their poop and some of the hens body parts "privates" are called the same as ours....I had no idea!
The other book I borrowed that I am really enjoying is "Just One More Thing Doc" - Further Farmyard Adventures of a Maine Veterinarian by Bradford Brown. I am only on chapter 2 and I find myself reading it with a smirk on my face. I will post more on this later.
Have a good night all!