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Re: Pet chicken and...turkeys


ROFL!  Absolutely hysterical! Thank U, Jim!

Wendy in SW OH

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2004 6:11 PM
Subject: [CHAT] Pet chicken and...turkeys


> When I had the sheep farm, I also raised turkeys for 3 or 4 years. 
> About year 2, I decided to keep a large male and a female--Tom and 
> Theodora. Tom quickly tamed, and for the next three years, I lugged him 
> to kindergarten classes in the area to let the little kids get to see 
> and touch him. He weighed at least 40 pounds, and I used to tuck him 
> under my arm to carry him kinda on my hip. I also let him ride in the 
> passenger seat of my pickup--which caused a few double takes from other 
> motorists.
> 
> Tom and Theodora only produced one egg that I ever found, and neither 
> had any interest in brooding, so I put the egg in an incubator we used 
> for hen's eggs. We kept the incubator kept in our spare bedroom. Well, 
> it hatched. And so my [second] wife and I decided to raise it. It was a 
> hen and we named her "Turkey Girl." After awhile, she had pretty much 
> free rein in the house and seemed to generally understand that 
> newspapers, not linoleum, were poop places--no one's prefect, but she 
> was right more often than not.
> 
> Anyway, what I wanted to say about Turkey Girl is that as she fledged, 
> she also decided she wanted to sleep with us. Now, remember, I said the 
> floor was linoleum. So Turkey Girl would start at the door and run full 
> bore toward our bed. Of course, she was getting only minimal traction, 
> so it took a few seconds for forward movement to kick in.
> 
> And then, suddenly she was moving like the wind, her wings spread, her 
> juvenile feathers fluttering, and her feet came off the floor, and she 
> soared head first--into the side of the mattress about 3 inches below 
> the surface of the bed.
> 
> We picked her up, put her on the bed, and soothed her dignity. But we 
> also laughed all night.
> 
> 
> On Thursday, July 22, 2004, at 05:15 PM, Jesse Bell wrote:
> 
> > OOOOHHHHHH Mr. Doodles and "Cool Chicken" should have hooked up. Cool
> > Chicken was my Rhode Island Red that followed me around, let me carry
> > her all over the place and she LOVED Fritos. I think Pam has a picture
> > of me holding her.
> >
> >
> >
> > james singer <jsinger@igc.org> wrote:
> > The only sort-of pet I've had with an interesting name was my rooster,
> > Mr. Doodles.
> >
> >
> > On Thursday, July 22, 2004, at 10:55 AM, Jesse Bell wrote:
> >
> >> Funny...I had a cat in high school named "Boo Boo Kitty Honey". For
> >> real.
> >> And one of my black cats, her name is "Spook" because we found her on
> >> Halloween.
> >
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> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.0 N, 82.4
> Zone 10a
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
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