I discovered, much to my surprise that Thanksgiving Tom is Thanksgiving Hen. She's fallen in love with me and waits for me to show up and croons and does the mating squat. (This is so wrong! ) Anyway, she's been laying eggs for me. Today I had a turkey egg. Oh my goodness! Those are good! They're better than chicken eggs! Now, I have to wonder if I'm really going to make her my Thanksgiving dinner. She's a BB white with a lot of personality, but I've heard they don't last long because of their breeding. She's also gimpy after the geese beat her up. She is now in a different pen. Is it true BB whites really don't live longer than a year or so before they break down?