What is a Turkey good for?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Silkiehen, Mar 8, 2015.

  1. Silkiehen

    Silkiehen Chirping

    Feb 15, 2014
    I am thinking about getting a Tom, what are Turkeys good for? do they keep hawks and snakes away?
  2. amynrichie

    amynrichie Songster

    Jan 29, 2013
    Nebraska Panhandle
    My Bourbon Red tom is not good for a darned thing except for showing the ladies how beautiful he is. He wanders around the yard strutting non stop all. day. long. He doesn't chase ANYTHING! He leaves that to the girls. I'm sure that's not true of all toms, but it is here. That said, I adore Marvin and don't mind that he's a bum. [​IMG]

    Edit: I really should have mentioned that he is also good for making babies. I got a nice hatch last year. :[​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2015
  3. AmericanMom

    AmericanMom Songster

    Aug 10, 2013
    LOL and here I thought it was just our boy... Tom the Turkey sounds just like your Marvin... He will strut for a blue Jay if the Jay sticks around long enough [​IMG] But he is a pretty boy and seeing as how I have two pips this morning and to date not one unfertile egg I would say he is also good for making babies [​IMG]

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