"It is well to remember that the entire population of the universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others." A.Holmes

Friday, June 12, 2009

Some Babies Are Real Turkeys

Aren't these baby turkeys cute? How often can you hold 3 turkeys in your hands? These turkeys hatched out last Saturday. They were hatched out by my Silkie hen ( below) , but the eggs came from Lanny's family turkeys , and after being hatched, I took them home to be tended by Lanny and Dirt's daughters. Aren't they cute?
Here is Silkie Momma. If you need eggs brooded and hatched, you cannot do better than a Silkie. My Silkies go so far as to try to brood and hatch out rocks! They do a fine job with duck, turkey, and of course, chicken eggs. And as for raising chicks, they excel!
Look at my baby doves huddled together in their nest. They were not brooded by a Silkie, but by their own dove mom and dad. They are almost ready to leave the nest , and as soon as they do their parents will lay and brood another clutch of eggs. That probably explains why I have so many doves. Did you know both the momma and daddy dove feed the baby doves milk? Did you know it is nearly impossible to tell the sex of doves outwardly? I can tell the sexes apart by watching behavior and listening to them. Aren't God's creatures so wonderfully amazing? Baby chicks, ducks, doves, turkeys, lambs.....isn't new life so amazing and CUTE? Blessings: baby animals, cooing doves, good animal mommas


Anonymous said...

What cute pictures and I learned a lot today Kathy. Your doves are just beautiful. Blessings to you and your family this weekend.

Farm Chick Paula said...

Awwww! *squeal* I just love the baby turkeys!! Your little Silkie is so pretty, Kathy... what's her name? I don't have a white one. (Yet!)
That is so interesting about the doves... I never knew!

LindaSueBuhl said...

fascinating -your silkies are way better than heating/turning machines to hatch eggs! Lovely creatures and as always you tell us about them in a loving way -

KathyB. said...

Thank-you Mildred, and to you and Nalley too!

Farm Chick Paula, I just call her Silkie. I had a Silkie a few years ago that raised a turkey she hatched out. It was comical to see her try to cover and protect a baby that was twice as big as her!

Linda Sue, yup! Silkie hens are the best incubators, and mama hens!

Sand Flat Farm said...

It's a good thing turkeys are cute when they are little! If they were cute when they were grown we might not wanna chop off their heads and eat 'em for Thanksgiving!

Lanny said...

And those three little guys from under your Silkie have blended in nicely with the little fellows from our Broody Boxy! Hopefully soon we will have a batch of birds more likely to set,(show girls) we can't seem to get any of our chickens to stick with the program even the one that we borrowed from you. Maybe it is because of me running around the farm all day hollering "get up and get to work" maybe they think I don't think that they are working. setting there.

Anna says she can tell it is the male on the nest because he doesn't allow her to pick up the baby, but I'm not so sure!

Mary @ Annie's Goat Hill said...

Turkeys sure are cute when they are that young. They sure do change quickly!

Very interesting about the doves, and how you can sex them, Kathy.

I received a special package from the state of Washington today. The wonderful Nativity Sheep. I was so excited to have received a package and as soon as I saw it I knew it was from you. Everything beamed of you, Kathy...from the photos on the outside of the box, to the artful card that you hand-made, and .... I am going to stop here because this talk is reserved for a special post on my blog.

Mr. Rooster woke me up too early this morning, the imaginary one (you heard him too). I am not thinking clearly, nor writing clearly this evening.

I made 2 batches of lotion in the shop and said, "Whoops...that's it." We had peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for dinner. And now the hubby and I are happy and satisfied.


Karen said...

Those are great pics. You lead such an interesting life with all you have learned about nature and God's handiwork.

KathyB. said...

lanny, all your little turkeys are so cute right now. A male turkey is sitting on the eggs? Interesting!

Mary, you package arrived quickly! I am so glad you like the little sheep.Thank-you for the very kind words. I know what you mean about being so busy that dinner is almost forgotten, and sometimes a good PBJ sandwich just hits the spot!

Karen, thank-you. With so many animals things are definitely interesting or varies around here.

Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

I so agree.....animals are amazing in how God created them. So many things they can do to protect themselves and their instint to raise and protect their family is always awesome to me. Loved your little turkeys! blessings,Kathleen

L. Nicole said...

Cute ducklings!

Daisy said...

They are all amazing, Kathy. I liked seeing the baby turkeys. I don't think I've ever seen those before.