Archive for August 6th, 2009

Turkey Hen and Chicks

Turkey hen with chicks

Turkey hen with chicks

It’s that time of the year again: a pair of hens and about a dozen chicks have been cruising through the yard. The chicks vary from softball- to football-sized, so we think the hens are tending a creche.

The chicks are, of course, insufferably cute…

We haven’t seen a hen with chicks roosting in the trees this year, but that just means they’re using trees near the creek rather than ones we can see from the house.

Tom Turkey Closeup

Tom Turkey Closeup

That cute thing the chicks have going for them tapers off pretty quickly as they grow up.

Wow, are those big toms ugly!

But it works well enough for turkeys, so who are we to complain?