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I am a 42 year old woman that is about as happy and content as one person can be. My husband of 21 years and our 15 year old daughter live on five and a half acres out in the country. We moved from the city four years ago and never looked back. I homeschool our daughter. We also love our animals. Our daughter has a miniature horse and two rabbits. We also have a border collie, two cats (again), two pot belly pigs, four peafowl, three emus, 2 llamas and an undetermined number of chickens, lets just say ohhh about 200. I have many breeds, from layers to fancy chickens. I love poultry shows, I love fowl in general as I have come to find out through having more than just chickens. Chickens will always be my first love though. I do show some of my birds occasionally.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Onto Some Turkeys and Other Stuff

Good afternoon again. I believe I am almost caught up on alerts! I am down to about 50 emails. Been having coffee and quiet time in the mornings with all of you...visiting and catching up..still have more to go, but not an overwhelming amount anymore.


Well, the predator has taken the bait. There was an empty pan three nights ago, but I kept on putting the birds up that wanted to hang out around outside in the open anyway and putting out more of the recipe. Good thing I did. Last night, I let the guys and gals have their way and stay out perched on their usual spots, BUT I still put out the recipe. Something came again last night. I can tell you it was not the same something. Once the recipe has been eaten there is no way back, so this was yet another sneaky night time predator looking for a fresh chicken buffet. Instead it took the convenient way out and ate the bait. If I hadnt put that out last night, I would have lost more birds as of this morning I know.


It is in fact going to be warmer today. High of 66 they say...so I dont want to miss out on that. Rain is in the forecast for the next two days so I want to get out and get everyone fixed up before we become a soggy mess again.


There were so many birds at the show. There was no way I could take pictures of so many...even with there being many of one breed. I just took some pictures of some of my favorites and will share them with you over the coming days.

Today I want to show you some turkeys. This year they have added so much. The turkeys and the geese were a big addition. I really enjoyed seeing them all.

Other than my ramblings up above, there is not really a whole lot to tell about today. Maybe I will have something interesting after being outside for a while today. Enjoy the turkey pics! :)

Well isnt that just dandy...Flickr has gone and done something NEW...and now I dont know what is going on. I cant seem to get a HTML to the photos I uploaded today...so I will see if I can add some later..sigh..

Back again. It was nothing NEW, it says Flickr has the hiccups to please hold on...



mcknansmom said...

when my dad had chickens, it was a fox that he baited....maybe that is what you have.
looking forward to those pics...

ally123130585918 said...

Kelly looking forward to seeing the pics of the Turkeys and Geese ~ when you can get them posted :o) ~ Ally x

breakaway1968 said...

Sure glad it took the bait rather then your chickens!   Good thinking!  Will come back later to see if you got the photos to work. Have a great day...sounds like your going to have a warm one!  

mosie1944 said...

I don't care what sort of predator you got, I'm with you.  Kill them!

nay0114 said...

Glad you got whatever it is coming around.  Will check back to see the pictures.
Have a great day. I have a couple of chicken graphics for you I'll email them to you. Thought of you as soon as I saw them. I don't see many.
Take care, Chrissie

wwfbison said...

Too bad Flickr is acting up, I look forward to seeing the pictures.  Down to 50, you are doing good!!!  I'm glad you didn't lose anymore birds.  66..you are so lucky!!  It is freezing and snowing ~ ugh!!  I hope you can get those pics up soon.

plieck30 said...

Seems like its raining everywhere but here. The stock tanks are getting very low. Looking forward to the pictures. Paula

bojgill4375 said...

Do you have any idea what it was that ate the bait? Sure hope it got rid of it. Have a wonderful week and hope you get the pictures uploaded. :-) Blessings, Janie

schoolgal040 said...

Hi Kelly~
Your pictures are so awesome. If you have problems with Flickr, use your Photobucket and then you can post your pics.
I'm so excited you were in the paper!!! How cool!
Sorry I am so behind on alerts but I will get caught up...eventually. :)