Yesterday morning I called the Game Warden folks to find out about the turkey situation. It was late in the morning before an actual game warden called me back and he was very nice. He explained to me that we couldn’t take eggs from a wild turkey’s nest, and they preferred that we not release our domesticated Rio Grande turkeys into the wild but if one or two of them escaped and decided to live in the woods, we weren’t going to jail. He told me that if you raise the turkeys with the chickens, they’ll just think they’re one of the chickens and even if they escape during the day, they’ll probably come back to the coop at night.
I called the lady I had met at Tractor Supply and she came over and brought 17 eggs. Actually, there were 18 but one was cracked in the carton.
They are big! She and I will split the babies, if any hatch out.
It has some Bielefelder eggs (the darker brown ones), some Australorp eggs (the lighter brown) and two Easter Egger eggs.
All of the eggs have arrived.