Saturday, March 21, 2015

Turkey Day

Today was a cool, rainy day. We got about an inch of rain.   For some reason the turkeys find this to be romantic weather.  The toms spend a lot of time showing off and the hens keep on eating.  

Hens lay about 11 eggs over a two week period and then begin to incubate their eggs.  This lasts for about 28 days.  Turkeys lay their eggs in nests on the ground.  Mortality is high for the poults until they can nest in trees.  Poults (newly hatched turkeys) begin to roost in trees after about two weeks.
Rio Grande Turkeys

If you look real close, you can see a squirrel sitting on top of the bird feeder!

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