Monday, November 12, 2012
4H turkey project
Here they are at 4 weeks old. Kelsey was so great at feeding and watering them. She was very diligent and did a great job. They lived in our garage for that first month, then we got to move them to a real pen. This picture of Matt and Kelsey cracks me up. They used the wagon to move their "mobile home" across the street to the turkey pen.
Kelsey did most of the feeding, watering, and cleaning because it was a 4H project for her. She was great about doing all the work, but when that 5 gallon water dispenser was filled, it was a little too heavy for the sweet girl. Mom had to step in and help a bit.
This is Debbie and I weighing the birds last week. Cracks me up - just a bathroom scale! We had to grab those wings and legs really well though, and boy they were nice and plump!
Our neighbor Debbie is the one who invited Kelsey to participate and use her turkey pen. Her son Derek raised turkeys for a few years for FFA and knew all the tricks. She is the USU Extension Agent and amazing 4H leader, so that helped as well. I guess being a great neighbor was a wonderful bonus too.
Saturday we went to the Utah Turkey Show and Auction. They auctioned off the 50 best birds of the 345, and Kelsey's was the first turkey auctioned off since it was the Grand Champion.