House Turkey :)

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Skipper7410, Jul 5, 2019.

  1. Skipper7410

    Skipper7410 Chirping

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    This is the first of 7 RPs. My wife fell in love and has turned her/him (any guesses to gender are welcome) into a glorified house pet haha. The other 6 are about half the age l...and half as privileged. The intent is for some breeders and the rest will be food. Except this one obviously :) the kids love her/him way too much (we think her, but any advise is appreciated). It makes a really great pet though. I have had chickens, ducks, etc. and so far this turkey has done the best (except when its roosting on the couch back behind you and decides it wants to nail the small hairs at the base of your neck...that kinda hurts lol).
     

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  2. casportpony

    casportpony Enlightened

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    Too funny! I love her!
     
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    Shes been a good indoor pet suprisingly! She thinks she owns the place sometime haha but thats to be expected. Even the poodle gets along with her pretty good!
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Enlightened

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    Turkeys are really special!
     
  5. AMERAUCANAS4REAL

    AMERAUCANAS4REAL Crossing the Road

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    Turkeys are perhaps the friendliest species of poultry.
     
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    Skipper7410 Chirping

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    I've most definitely been enjoying them more than the ducks or chickens we've had. I also had some golden pheasants and while they were very pretty they were kinda meh as pets haha

    I enjoy the fact that she will just hop up and roost on the back of the couch next to you. Pretty funny too when she falls asleep and you look back and her heads just hanging down lol
     
  7. casportpony

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    Mine do that too!
     
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  8. memphis

    memphis Free Ranging

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    Skipper....turkeys are like dogs with feathers! They can bond strongly with humans. They can make great pets! Nothing better than your Turkey taking a nap in your lap!
    Wish more people would realize what fun pets they can be. Just totally different than most poultry.
     
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    She definitely has made an awesome pet. She may even be a step ahead of my dog haha!
     
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    My turkeys are better trained than most pet dogs. They know their names and come when called.
     
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