Sunday, February 19, 2012

#3~You Should Know...


A few weeks ago, we lost our beloved Bourbon Red turkey Lucy, to a mystery predator. She was sitting on a clutch of eggs at the time, so we did what any farmy kind of family would do.We adopted them as our own.

Since we're old hands at adoptions of the child variety, we felt more than qualified to handle the adoptions of some freshly layed eggs.

How hard could it be?

Here's what you should know about egg adoptions.

1. Most humans have things to do, errands to run, lives to touch...so unless you have a video-game playing teenage boy who just sits on the couch all day in a vegetative state, get an incubator. Unless you think that same boy won't notice the eggs beneath him...

2. Never, ever, ever keep your incubator in the same room where food will be prepared or eaten. 

3. Don't believe your young sons when they tell you that the turkey eggs were still "slightly warm" when they found them. These are the same sons who just a couple of weeks ago thought they saw a Sasquatch in the woods.

4. Not all eggs want to be adopted. And they will fight the process if at all possible.

5. An exploding turkey egg sounds an awful lot like a drive-by shooting. Two exploding turkey eggs, and all the grown-ups are suddenly throwing themselves across any small children in the room in order to protect them.

6. Don't expect any medals for your heroic efforts, even if they're well-deserved.

7. Exploding eggs do not smell like a breakfast food. And trust me, it will be weeks before you think about eating eggs again. Which is also why #2 is so very important.

8. The smell that comes from a rotting turkey egg is reminiscent of family vacations to Yellowstone National Park. Specifically, the sulpher pots.

Which makes you decide that a return trip to Yellowstone is not going to happen again anytime soon.

9. There are no scented candles currently on the market that will cover the odoriferous scent of rotting turkey eggs. Even if you light 8 of them all at once.

Now you know.☺

9 comments:

Carolyn Renee said...

So. I guess we won't be seeing any little poult pictures then, hugh? Sorry to hear about your turkey egg disaster. But I did have to giggle a bit when you mentioned the drive-by exploding turkey eggs :)

Tina - Our Rustic Roots said...

Oh, man. :(

Mountain Home Quilts said...

So, none of them were good??! :(

SweetLand Farm said...

Thanks for the visual of your expalnation. Never done that before. We did have a hen hatch out 5 babies last summer. That was fun, and no smell of rotten eggs!

Candy C. said...

Oh no, that is very sad but incredibily funny all at the same time!

Patty said...

Oh my goodness! That sounds so crazy. And funny! LOL! Thanks for sharing. :)

Kim said...

No, none hatched...guess I'll have to start stalking the chickens now. :)

Kris said...

Oh NO! You poor things, you. I can only imagine what a rotting egg smells like in the house. And more than one, ugh! I so hope the stench is gone by now. And yeah, I would never want another egg ever again. Those boys should be whoooppped good! Silly boys.

Susan said...

Even though I cringed at the thought of sharing space with the remnants of rotten turkey eggs, that was the FUNNIEST list I have read in a long time! I am sorry about your turkey hen - they are so lovely. Me? I stick to poults and leave the incubating to someone else, feathered or otherwise.