Today the turkeys moved to their new (and final) home. They were getting so big that they needed to come out of the tractor. Andy bought an old wagon frame from a neighbor that was just going to sell it for scrap. He devised a covered shelter with a roost and a place to hang the feeder.
We put it out in the field in one of the grass areas and surrounded it with our moveable electric fence.
Today was moving day. First, he trimmed off a few feathers so they couldn’t fly over the fence.
Then, we had to herd the turkeys across the field. Well, herding didn’t work too well. They wanted to go everywhere.
Turkeys are funny though, they tend to stick in together and bark out to each other. Andy came up with the idea of leading them while holding another turkey and pulling the wheelbarrow that he took them out in when they were little. They must’ve remembered there was food in there at one time, because they followed!
Here they are in their new home!
It is fascinating to watch them eat. They will pluck an entire strand of grass and eat the whole thing.
Sally had fun helping me, but didn’t really like walking in the tall grass. I remember being a kid and hating it too.