27. April 2013 · Comments Off on Broody girls · Categories: birds
Narragansett Turkey and American Buff Goose, sitting on eggs.

Narragansett Turkey and American Buff Goose, sitting on eggs.

A couple of my ‘big girls’ are nesting. The ducks are too busy playing on the water, they’ll get broody later. I didn’t really expect a turkey to take up right beside the goose, but if they’re happy I’m happy. Oddly enough, the gander was a lot more high strung about chasing others away before the turkey settled in. Now he seems much more relaxed – someone can help keep an eye on his girl? I don’t know.

nesting goose peek

A mixed batch under each of them – goose, turkey, and duck. Guinness is really tolerant about me getting all up in her business.

 

nesting turkey peek

 

Gentle girls let me peek. Cameo is a sweetie too. A bit of hissing, but no pecks. Quite a nice surprise – the turkeys have not been cuddly pets. I was expecting to get my hand shredded!