TY.. I love the guy looking under the oven. Turkeys are way smarter than most people give them credit for..
Yesterday, with Penguin and Ginger gone my Toms were feeling their oats, trying to move up the pecking order because of the new holes in it.
When I was putting them away yesterday afternoon, some of the hens fell behind the group. I circled back to get them, out of the corner of my eye I thought I saw a young blue Tom make a jump at me ( A sure way to become a camp counselor at freezer camp). When I turned to look more directly at him he was acting perfect. As soon as they got into the pen, my head turkey JJ beat the living poop out of him!
JJ has done this before, When a Tom challenges me JJ puts them back in line. It is just like Sidekick does when a Tom takes a swipe at JJ. Sidekick puts them back inline not JJ. I think the one below puts them inline so they do not lose their spot in the pecking order.
I never challenge the other turkey Tom, I Simply make sure JJ knows I am his boss and life is great.
I think everyone needs turkeys, they are way more enjoyable than chickens.