Saturday, April 7, 2012

And then there were turkeys...

I think we're finally done buying critters. Though LJ keeps mentioning quail. I don't think I'm quite up for quail. They're so tiny, they just don't seem worth it.

6 comments:

Paula said...

LJ is a soft touch for little critters in down, isn't he?

I agree- quail are too little to be worth the effort. However, when we're at Steve's parents' house outside of Phoenix, I love watching the mama quail run out with four or five baby quails and then papa quail bringing up the rear. Soooo cute!

Lindsey at NW Backyard Veggies said...

What kind of turkeys???

Chai Chai said...

What kind are they? I really want to get some Royal Palms, they are very beautiful.

LindaG said...

As I understand it, though, some restaurants buy them.
If you have any like that by you, then the quail might be worth it...

Happy Easter!

Rae said...

Paula, yes, he's a sucker. He's been telling me all along that the geese I'm trying to hatch HAVE to be sold or butchered. I doubt he'll keep that up once they're here. Lol. We'll probably keep one, though, to live with and protect the ducks. :)

Lindsey, they're broad breasted white. It's a shame that they don't live long, or at least that they are difficult to keep to a long lived weight due to their size, at least from what I've read. They are such friendly birds!

Linda, even still, I'm not sure we need more birds. We're over 70 count between all of our fluff butts right now, I think. :)

Chai Chai, Royal Palms are lovely birds. The hen we had last year was a pain in the butt, and psychotic, but perhaps it was just a crazy one.

kpannabecker said...

Rae, our turkeys arrive in 3 weeks, which I dread and makes no sense. It makes me feel better to know someone is in the same boat. We got the large white ones and some broad breasted bronze this year, along with a few bourbon red to make us feel like we were doing the right thing. Silly, I know. Good luck with yours.