We got a call from a neighbor today who said, “All of your chickens are dead.” We rushed over to the old house to find that our chickens were all fine but all four of our beautiful Sweetgrass turkeys had been slaughtered by raccoons. I won’t go into detail but it looked as if Romeo died fighting for his girls. The carnage was unbelievable. Here is the last picture I took of my sweet turkeys.
I will not attempt to raise turkeys again. They are just too fragile as babies and too stubborn as adults. They will not go into a coop at night and because of that, they are vulnerable to predators. I enjoyed mine for 6 months and that will have to do. I will miss them so much. Everyday Romeo strutted his stuff for me and I loved it. So sad.