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Turkey Beards

Sunday, September 9th, 2012

This is Charles, our adult Male Turkey (a “Tom Turkey”). He is about 1 year old in this photo.  His breed is a “Royal Palm”. When we got him, he was a juvenile. Like most first-time turkey owners,there were things were unfamiliar with – such as Toms’ “beards”. Do you see those black feathers on […]

New Chicks

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Our order of chicks and poult (baby turkeys) arrived from Cackle Hatchery last week.  Although we one, the rest are doing well.  This was a MUCH better experience than when we ordered from McMurray’s and half the chicks arrived dead in the box; most of the others died off over the following days.  Even the […]

Turkeys! Group order for the Chicago area

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Our turkey, Charles, is in need of a turkey friend (or two or three).  Hatcheries almost all require minimum orders of 15 turkeys though, which is way too many for the space we have.  Thus, I’m inviting others in the chicagoland area to go in on an order! The woman I got Charles and Anastasia […]

New chickens!

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Last month, I took in some chickens from a kind woman who had an egg farm but was moving out of state and couldn’t bring all of the chickens.  Among the hens, there are 9 Isa Browns, 2 Rhode Island Reds and 2 Bantam Sussex.  There are also two roosters: a big beautiful Rhose Island […]

Our First Turkeys

Friday, March 11th, 2011

I have added a page about our first turkeys! Click here:   http://fithfath.com/farm/poultry/turkeys/ No Tag