A salute to the American turkey!

A turkey is a large bird in the genus Meleagris, which is one of only two birds native to America’s.  They were first called “Indian turkeys”.  An infant is called a “chick”, “poult” or turklette.  

They were once almost no Turkey’s to be found but now we find them everywhere, even in our yards.  They can be aggressive toward humans and pets.  Wild Turkey’s have a social structure or pecking order and humans are low on that order.  They believe 

they can dominate and that we are subordinates.  So as you eat your turkey on Thursday remember they were here first, be grateful they were!

One thought on “A salute to the American turkey!

  1. Great post and each have there own personality we raised them for many years and very keen eyesight on slight movements. Love to roost high if we did not get them in the coop up in the tree branches they went for the night. Had one roost on the fence-line one night it had been snowing and you guessed it had a blanket of snow on him brushed it off put him in with the others probably made at me for a rude awakening!

    🙂 Dave & Kim 🙂

    Note one side!

    To keep them grounded the vet and turkey farmers clip a some on feathers after every temp by the way…

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