The call came at 6:15 this morning. I looked outside and this is what I saw.
After coffee, going to the barn to get the brooder ready - turning on the heater, heat lamps,setting out food, (blended hard boiled egg), and filling the waterer with warm, slightly sugared, water - I headed in the green bug 12 miles down the road to the Entiat Post Office.
They road in the front seat with Lucy's Birthday doll (which obviously I haven't mailed yet - bad Farmer Megan - she's coming soon to you Lucy!)
They are shacking up in the Milking Parlour - the only room in the barn with heat and no chickens (Turkeys & Chickens shouldn't be housed together - according to the Books)
The box is open - 15 turkey chicks - alive and well!
I made sure they each had a good drink of water and scattered a little food about, most of them started pecking at the little morsels.
The birds didn't come with a packing list so to find out exactly what type of heritage turkeys they are I went to the Web.
The black & white ones are Black Spanish.(6 of those)
The brownish ones are Bourbon Red. (5 of those)
The pale yellow are Royal Palm (4 of those)
Here is a link to a hatchery(not the one I used) that has good photos of the poults and mature turkeys. You'll have to scroll down to find the ones we have.