Sunday, August 8, 2010
I learned something new about turkeys this weekend. When I went to shut the barn Friday night, Emerson hadn't gone inside. Even though Amelia, his turkey hen, was already in and roosting for the night he kept walking around calling out.
Finally, I spotted the problem, a chicken hen wouldn't go in and he was trying to get her to safety. I had to chase her inside and all was well. Very interesting to learn that a turkey would be protective of chickens!
These rather blurry pictures show the morning exodus out of the barn. It moves fast!