I have turkeys that free-range on my farm, around the barns and house, and as I was writing about this on a different thread, I was thinking about the strange reactions of people who visit my house in their reactions to my birds, especially my turkeys. I have deduced that their reactions can be categorized in just a couple of ways. Most kids, and about 50% of visitors to my farm, will point and say: "a turkey!" with a kind of awe. The other 25% of visitors will say nonchalantly, "oh, yeah, my (mom, grandma, cousin, sister-in-law) had turkeys and immediately start telling me stories about it. (this is my favorite reaction, by the way). A few people will look hungry and tell me how they like to go turkey-hunting. But about 25% of people have serious fright about the turkeys even though they just drive up my driveway for the first time. They either: a) seem frightened by a past bad turkey experience, and immediately cower or stay locked in their car b) grab their children and run to my front door as fast as they can, telling everyone to "stay away or they will be attacked", or c) immediately act aggressive toward the turkey (who is completely uninterested in them, or is just displaying at them or looking their way). sorry, but this is almost always the men or boys who do this! Because I live on a farm, is it such a surprise to anyone to see a chicken or turkey walking around? I mean, REALLY!! What reactions do the rest of you get?