Blind turkey tale

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by BubAnna Angus, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. BubAnna Angus

    BubAnna Angus Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 15, 2010
    Tipton, MI
    I have a blind turkey about 5 months old that I have to keep isolated because the other birds just attack him. I let him out to wander around when I'm home and I have to scratch at his feed when I put him away. I feel bad for this little guy and thought a nice calm chicken would perhaps tolerate him, provide a little companionship, and show him where the food is (covering my job). So I went down to the neighbors and borrowed a chicken. . . . I put the chicken in the room with the blind turkey and the chicken just sat there. I talked to them for awhile, scratched at the food, and the chicken still sat there. . . I wanted to motivate her just a little so I extended a finger and it was like a shotgun went off! She was cackling like a siren and flying all over the room. My poor turkey ran into the wall and dropped to the ground. OH wow! I quick grabbed my turkey and set him outside, retrieved the chicken from the rafters, and headed back down to the neighbors. . . . We live and learn.
  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana
    Awwwww, poor turkey.

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