I bought a pair of turkeys a couple weeks ago along with a male peacock. I've had a mean turkey and peacock before. With the mean bourbon red tom my husband went out , chased after it, and accidently killed him. We had turkey dinner that night. This time I want to keep the turkey alive cause I want to use it to breed the hen. The hen is a bronze and the tom is a wild turkey. They are both 3 years old. The guy we bought them from said she was a good mother and that the tom had been attacking the large snow plows going by but has only attack his son once. He wanted to get rid of them cause he was going to be getting some emus. I decided to buy them since he was only asking $50 for both and it would be a nice change instead of buying chicks and getting to watch the hen hatch them without me having to go through the incubation process. We will probably buy some white hens also. Had some before that we raised that were very friendly and tastey. We tried the blue slate and the bourbon but they didn't have much meat on them for the size of them. The bourbon was suppose to of been a hen but he was younger and acted like a hen till one day he managed to get out of his pen away from the other male then he decided he could strut since the larger male couldn't attack him. My FIL when into the pen today since I couldn't get past the door since his head was stuck in the crack when I tried to open it. He poured some feed out and then turned his back on the turkey on purpose and when the turkey tried to attack he gave a back kick a couple times to startle the turkey and then pened him in a corner and grabbed him. The turkey didn't try to attack him the rest of the time we were in there. That is one thing when you're a large guy doing that but with me being only 110lbs and small framed I don't think it would scare the turkey and I probably couldn't grab onto him.