This was Butterball as a poult. Sleeping soundly! She was the sole egg survivor of a raccoon raided nest and the mother-(a bourbon red turkey) did not return to the nest.
We hatched and raised her. She is almost 14 years old now.
With the baby Butterball, we first learned of the baby turkeys need and love to nuzzle!
Butterball at two years old.
Wow the near miss. We found Lilac trapped in the pool on the verge of drowning. We rescued her just in time. Still she was suffering from hypothermia and took three+ hours of TLC to recover.
Hen and her spring hatching
We will never forget Bobbles
Honeybird number one. We were given a second "Honeybird"
Funny how the name was applied to two very affectionate turkeys!
Mom and brood in the oak
Butterball telling me who is alpha female
Rescue bird "Chickee" (Barred Rock)
The Original "Angry Bird"
Dinosaur in the mirror!
Butterball inspects a petrified coral point
Ember, Lilly and Butterball on a mission!
An "Americana Chicken" laid her egg in the turkey nest, and surprise! Look at those cheeks!
Thanks for looking!