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Re: Re: critters

It's not the adult turkeys the hawks want....the little ones run all
helter skelter around the mom, and can go 3-4 feet or more away from
her. We have large trees back there and a hawk just sits and waits, and
can scoop one up in a nanosecond and fly off. I've seen them do it with
baby rabbits, field mice, field rats and snakes...AND...small birds.

Daryl <pulis@mindspring.com> wrote:  I'm sorry, Jesse. I know you were looking forward to them. There always 
seems to be a breach in the fence just where you can't see it. I've lost 
chicks that way, too.

Do your turkeys not attack hawks? I had a couple of rescue turkeys once and 
the one I didn't re-home was a real watchdog. If a hawk came around he'd 
spot it before the rooster did, and if it came near, he'd go after it. Since 
he was huge, the hawks gave way.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jesse Bell" 
Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2007 2:04 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Re: critters

> No, the mother is not tame at all. She had her nest up high where we
> couldn't see them and didn't know when they hatched. I just discovered
> the only two that survived (I'm sure she had more than 2) but out where
> we live, if I don't put them up, they'll be eaten by hawks. So I put
> them in a place that I thought was safe, but they crawled out underneath
> and ended up on the side with three hens that just ran them ragged all
> day long. I'm sure they didn't eat. When I got them they were just
> exhausted and tired. I tried to give them some fluids and they drank a
> little bit, but they were just worn out. If they get that stressed, they
> usually don't make it.

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