PDA

View Full Version : Anyone else have a turkey like this?



Murphy's Mom
Aug. 10, 2011, 12:52 AM
My baby turkey, Wishbone, has decided that the best roost for the night is on top of my miniature mare, Mocha. This has become a nightly ritual. Wishbone waits for me to feed the minis, then he jumps up onto Mocha's back and goes to sleep. Tonight the wind is howling around 25 mph and he was still up there with his head and neck tucked under a wing. He's tried roosting on my other mini but Desi doesn't like it and walks off until Wishbone jumps ship. Mocha doesn't seem to mind. I'll have to sneak out in the middle of the night and see where he goes when Mocha lays down.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1651161&l=9114809f79&id=1270759001

Galadriël Fëfalas
Aug. 10, 2011, 06:07 AM
haha! That's too cute! And I love his name :lol:

yaya
Aug. 10, 2011, 07:27 AM
Wonder if Mocha still won't mind when Wishbone gets full size?

Daydream Believer
Aug. 10, 2011, 07:29 AM
Turkeys are the funniest animals! That is a cute pic.

charlo
Aug. 10, 2011, 07:35 AM
Not a Turkey but I had a chicken -Henny Penny- that would sleep on the horses backs at nights and would also ride on their backs during the day. http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y30/charloskip/IM000767.jpg

GotGait
Aug. 10, 2011, 07:53 AM
Not a Turkey but I had a chicken -Henny Penny- that would sleep on the horses backs at nights and would also ride on their backs during the day. http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y30/charloskip/IM000767.jpg

Hehe, so did we. Her name was Henny Penny too, but I guess that's not uncommon. ;)
She even laid eggs on the fat horse, and they would stay in his "crease" all night.

Murphy's Mom
Aug. 10, 2011, 09:53 AM
Love the chicken pic Charlo. That's a bigger jump to the top of a horse rather than a mini! GotGait, that's hillarious! Did you find a lot of "scrambled" eggs in your paddock?

I picked up four new chickens last week that are yet unnamed. Will have to name one Henny Penny!

2DogsFarm
Aug. 10, 2011, 02:39 PM
Hehe, so did we. Her name was Henny Penny too, but I guess that's not uncommon. ;)
She even laid eggs on the fat horse, and they would stay in his "crease" all night.

:lol: I bet FH could have incubated a fertile egg :D
Wouldn't he have been surprised at the peeping coming from his butt...

Aside:
What is it with food names for poultry?
A friend named her first turklet Easter.
I plead guilty too.
I have hens named Salad, Noodle & Xtra Crispy.

tle
Aug. 10, 2011, 03:21 PM
Already told my (almost) otherwise unnamed hens that when they stop laying, they will immediately earn the name Broth. I do have 2 hens that have other names -- one was given to me and her name is Olivia. the other was my 'free exotic chick" who was the only white in a package of 13 reds and 12 brown-ish easter eggers... her name is Waldo (she's an easter egger too... really exotic :rolleyes: but at least a she). the turkeys don't have names yet -- although the 10yo DD said to them last night "Turkey Lurkey -- soon you'll be jerky!" Had to laugh at that one!

Not limited to poultry -- I have a cow named Stewie.

Murphy's Mom
Aug. 10, 2011, 03:21 PM
My turkeys so far have been Benny (Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be the national bird), Butter (Butterball), Berry (Cranberry), Giblet, and Wishbone. I had a goose named Pate. :D

JCS
Aug. 10, 2011, 04:58 PM
We don't name our meat birds (I call them all Roo), but my three barred rock hens are: Emily Chickenson, Jane AustHen, and Charlotte Broooooooonte. :D

MM your turkey and mini are adorable!

ChocoMare
Aug. 10, 2011, 05:16 PM
Oh that's a riot! :lol:

I had a fat siamese who loved to sleep on my late app mare's rump during the winter. Smart kitty.

rosijet
Aug. 10, 2011, 09:45 PM
Turkeys must have a thing for perching on equines! :D

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Longhopes-Donkey-Shelter/270959384375?sk=photos#!/photo.php?fbid=469077404375&set=a.274595304375.142051.270959384375&type=1&theater

horseshrink
Aug. 10, 2011, 10:33 PM
Our orphaned lamb is named Clarice because when she wanted her bottle.....well....we needed some Silence From The Lamb.

Zu Zu
Aug. 10, 2011, 10:40 PM
MOCHA and her turkey are precious ~
Thanks for sharing ! :cool: