So I gingerly lifted up her wing and saw...... turkey butts. A big ol' tumble of little fluffy turkey babies, called poults. They are just the dickens.
I have to revise my earlier statement.... the only thing cuter than baby ducks are.. baby turkeys.
Fresh turkey.. right form the shell. And yes Dog 1 wants to sniff the new arrival
Seriously.. look at this little lumpkins.... he looks like a trickster for sure. You can tell because he's already giving me the stink eye.
Since they were early we now have a storage problem.. um.. we need a safe coop for her and we were supposed to have "thinned the ranks" by the time they were due (later this week). She is in a safe brooder box but there isn't enough room for the babies to run around.. and we can't let the poults be in with the adults (who might kill them). So we need some clever ideas for where to put these jakes until they come to dinner. Talk about out with the old and in with the new!
Oh geez... I had better go and check on our second setting turkey hen! She might be early too!