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    Quote Originally Posted by Silvera View Post
    now you need a donkey...best watch dog you'll ever own....
    We inherited two donkeys when my brother bought the land behind me last fall. They had been abandoned there for several years, it was unoccupied, but had grass and good source of water, so had gotten by.
    Friendly little things and they love the attention they are getting from my brother and I, plus some good "snacks".

    I am going to lay some mesh (wire) around the base of the pen, maybe 18" wide, to prevent any digging into it. My Corgi, after an initial WTH reaction to them, seems OK with them. He patrols the grounds
    and will let me know if something is amiss during the day, but he is inside with me at night. I have a pair of wild Canadian geese that roam around the fields/pond next to the house. My Corgi usually ignores
    them, but sometimes goes out and sets near them. Maybe that is the guard thing in him (LOL), Anyway geese are not scared of him or me for that matter.

    These turkeys being penned raised and fed so they are not scared of humans. I asked the breeder what happens if he accidentally left a pen door open, or
    somehow some got out. He said they will come back in on their own. He is a license breeder (incubates) and does sell young poults to the state for release.
    The adult birds get too domesticated for release in the wild.

    BTW snowed this morning and suppose to be 7 degrees tonight. Hanging out with pup in shop with wood stove going so all is well.
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    Snowed this morning here as well, down to 3 degrees tonight. Winter needs to go away! Lol
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    kinda but not related...

    i live near Rio Grande (ohio).. & drink Wild turkey rare breed..

    actually related: turkeys came thru yesterday in the snow here. figured they were smart enough to be huddled up somewhere. guess not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sdk1968 View Post
    kinda but not related...

    i live near Rio Grande (ohio).. & drink Wild turkey rare breed..

    actually related: turkeys came thru yesterday in the snow here. figured they were smart enough to be huddled up somewhere. guess not.
    I don't think turkeys and smart are known to go together. Lol
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    13+ years never seen a wild turkey out here. One of the reasons I got these turkeys last Saturday. Yesterday going back in the property thru a brush area I
    had a flock of wild turkeys cross the lane in front of me. One beautiful Tom stood out with long beard. Coincidence I saw these after years of seeing none???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckshot View Post
    13+ years never seen a wild turkey out here. One of the reasons I got these turkeys last Saturday. Yesterday going back in the property thru a brush area I
    had a flock of wild turkeys cross the lane in front of me. One beautiful Tom stood out with long beard. Coincidence I saw these after years of seeing none???
    Your new ones are bringing them in.
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    You need to get some eggs hatched and strengthen up the local gene pool.

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    BS,

    figured you guys would have a big crop of turkeys out there. thats real surprising to hear you dont. they are everywhere here. just wish they would eat more of the ticks than whatever they are pecking around at. LOL

    love having donkeys on the farm. if you got cows & throw a donkey in there with them? no coyote trouble!
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    This is a picture of my dad at one of the South Texas state parks.
    I think this was at South Padre Island. Rio Grande Valley.
    The wild turkeys were tame. People fed them every day.
    There were hundreds of them at the time in the park.
    This would have been 20-30+ years ago.
    Thanks for your project.

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    Cool pic!
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