01/07/15 - Too Hot for Turkeys

Wow, what a scorcher today was.  But the birds seemed to get through it ok by sheltering in the long grass and under the trees.  We lost a couple of poults though which was sad, and I put this down to the heat. 

The number of hens going broody is increasing which is frustrating, but I think this is a heat related issue with them.  It is a little early for us to stop incubating, but as most orders are completed we probably wont push any more.  Time to let the hens do their own thing and rear a few themselves.  For me seeing a hen with chicks that she has reared herself is one of the most enjoyable things I see here.

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