Thankfully he is a very pleasant boy . He hen was really sweet too. we lost her last year to a coyote. :( People always drive by and stop and want to get out and see him . We think it is funny . I can still pick him up and carry him around and he doe not struggle. He is the coolest bird. I am going to miss him when he is gone. We have had other turkeys in the past. They were scrappy and liked to fight . They peacocks were pretty nasty too . And destructive :/ My dogs like to play with fowl too. They mostly just play with it until it stops playing and then they find a new friend play with .... repeat... really hard on chicken population so I keep them in separate yards . 1990 days ago
I remember the turkeys we had when living in Bosque Farms. Our middle kid was about six and was feeding some of the livestock. The turkeys were sitting on a nest and I heard this screaming. Nick was clutching the necks of the mama and papa and screaming for help. They were bigger than he was and didn't like him around their nest!
Another time we had raised about 10 turkeys from chicks. They were in an acre of alfalfa and loved to eat the grasshoppers. Someone dumped a little blue heeler off and I took her in--she was a sweetie, and put her in with the turkeys to keep her penned until I figured out what to do with her. We thought it was so cute to see her round the turkeys up and keep them in a circle--until we realized that when they stuck their heads out of the circle, she bit them off! Lost a few turkeys that day. Found a place that needed a stock dog for that little girl! 1991 days ago