It's like a war zone here at the moment. Troy my male turkey has some serious issues. About a week ago I was walking up the yard and I heard Troy running up behind me, as I turned around Troy flew up and turned sideways (in mid air ninja style!) and tried to gouge my eyes out with his talons. Screaming and running backwards desperately trying to find something I could use to push him away I found a stick and managed to calm him. So much for not swearing. To top it of the lady in the house over the back popped her head over the fence and asked if everything was OK (which was lovely of her but embarrassing for me as I think I may have taught her some new words!)
Jamie has used some of my Christmas chicken wire to create an enclosed run. It worked for a couple of days but Troy worked out he can fly out so now we will have to wire up the top.
Yesterday when I got home from work I went to the loo and just as I closed the door I heard Troy coming (the toilet is outside, he wasn't in my house lol) and there he stayed. He marched back and forth outside the toilet waiting for me! Every time I tried to open the door he would race at me. Again I was screaming. One of my sheep, Paul came over to see what all the noise was about and sort of created a barrier between Troy and myself, giving me time to race out. One of the waterers had buggered up and so I ran quickly up to fix it. Troy came quickly up to fix me. I watched in amazement as as if in slow motion Troy rounded the corner at the bottom of the garden and started up the yard toward me. Running backwards I made it into the turkey shed and shut the door just as Troy got there. The top of the door is chicken wire so I could see him pacing up and down outside the door. What is his problem! Then I was wishing the lady was in her back yard. I screamed out to anyone but no one heard. I was locked in the shed for an hour.
Finally I poked a stick out threw the chicken wire and started flicking bits of dirt. I can't believe that worked! Troy was distracted by the dirt showers and went to investigate and I took the opportunity to get the hell out! I made it to the gate before him and the stand of was over. I just threw some lettuce into the enclosed shed where I had been trapped and Troy went in for a snack. So that is where he is, he has heaps of room, food, water and light but he can't free range at the moment as it is just not safe for me. Jamie will hopefully get the roof on the run so Troy can get exercise and sunlight etc and I can still use the toilet.