How to dupe a turkey!

Amelia the turkey sat for on her eggs for 28 days and I got increasingly worried.   Her eggs didn’t look viable and if I didn’t intervene, this was not going to end well!   Thanks to Jonathan Hill of Hills Hatchery and Ross Gardner of Otter Poultry, I got a box of one day old chicks and I smuggled them under Amelia while simultaneously removing her bad eggs.   RESULT!   She loves them and they love her!   At 2 days old they already knew where to find their food and water and how to cuddle up to their ‘mum’.   She may be puzzled as to why her babies grow up to be chickens and not turkeys, but I have yet to meet a family which does not have some odd members who just don’t seem to quite fit in!   Happy days!

Amelia the turkey

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