kristinegoesfarming Juuuust in case any of you were curious as how our #farmlife has been going recently, here are some beautiful shots of what the meat turkeys currently look like. The turkeys all seem to have the brunt of the Fowl Pox, with just a few chickens actually having any bumps and some of the younger turkeys have a few head bumps. These bad boys look like walking herpes monsters 🤢

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Juuuust in case any of you were curious as how our #farmlife has been going recently, here are some beautiful shots of what the meat turkeys currently look like. The turkeys all seem to have the brunt of the Fowl Pox, with just a few chickens actually having any bumps and some of the younger turkeys have a few head bumps. These bad boys look like walking herpes monsters 🤢

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thekeetlifefarm

thekeetlifefarm, 3 months ago

Ugh, don’t you just *love* a bought of fowl pox 🙄😩

kristinegoesfarming

kristinegoesfarming, 3 months ago

@thekeetlifefarm sooooo much fun. I got it last year as well so from now on all new chicks will be vaccinated. I guess the muddy, wet south is a breeding ground for it. And it’s always the turkeys who start it 🙄🤷🏼‍♀️

thekeetlifefarm

thekeetlifefarm, 3 months ago

@kristinegoesfarming mosquito population up = fowl pox 😤😤 I’ve dealt with it a few times here as well! Also, apparently my iPhone thinks ‘bout’ needed correcting 🙄

kristinegoesfarming

kristinegoesfarming, 3 months ago

@thekeetlifefarm I’m wondering how far it can travel via mosquito because I know people in the surrounding area have less than stellar chicken sanitation. iPhones always know what’s best 😂

thekeetlifefarm

thekeetlifefarm, 3 months ago

@kristinegoesfarming is possible, most travel 1-2 miles, but some travel up to 7 miles! It’s such a pain in the ass condition, they always look so miserable, poor buggers

kristinegoesfarming

kristinegoesfarming, 3 months ago

@thekeetlifefarm ugh I know. The worst is when one makes their eye swell up. Last year I had two that lost an eye to it. And you can’t even do anything besides keep them comfortable

5rfarmoregon

5rfarmoregon, 3 months ago

Oh geez, no fun!

notaredroy

notaredroy, 3 months ago

☹️ nooo

kristinegoesfarming

kristinegoesfarming, 3 months ago

@notaredroy It sucks to just have to sit there and watch them go through it 😞

taylorspringfarm

taylorspringfarm, 3 months ago

You are awesome for posting this. It’s easy to show all the cute pics but man is there some ugly day to day shenanigans on the farm! If it were a farmers only site, I would have posted pics of the chickens after the owl came to visit, the neighbors car after one of the cows got out and met it on the road (cow was fine but sweet baby Jesus!!!!) and the pig with the umbilical hernia! Every day it’s what’s next? I guess the cute pics are to keep the sanity! Hats off to you! 😎

kristinegoesfarming

kristinegoesfarming, 3 months ago

@taylorspringfarm Yes, thank you! People think farming is always sunshine and rainbows but every day you wake it’s actually ok, what has decided to try and die today? What tried to die overnight? You always do the best you can and bad stuff still happens cause unfortunately nature can be a real bitch sometimes 😂🤷🏼‍♀️ but farm life is still the best life!

taylorspringfarm

taylorspringfarm, 3 months ago

@kristinegoesfarming yup! Truly the best life! Although I forgot to mention the time the cow broke my nose....