Why do you guys keep turkeys?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by wings, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. wings

    wings Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    I was just curious. Sorry if it's a stupid question. [​IMG]
  2. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2008
    Upstate NY
    Why not? The pilgrims did. And they look sooo cool. I want some in my yard!
  3. wings

    wings Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    So you just keep them for fun as pets?
  4. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

    Feb 10, 2008
    Eastern NC
    I could wear out my keyboard on this one [​IMG] just in brief

    They are friendly, escape artists, curious, trouble makers, loveable, hard headed, great pets, eat alot - poop alot, taste great, the toms gobble 24/7, will peck at your toes if you are barefoot, will try to roost on your back when you are bent over filling the feeders, will look you in the eye at the same time - hope they don't peck, they are better than TV to watch them run around and chase each other. That's pretty much the high points

    and a pic is worth a thousand words....


    "Everybody loves a turkey"

    Steve in NC
  5. moduckman

    moduckman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2009
    Cairo, Missouri
    Turkeys have personalities. Some chickens do, but I think my turkeys understand something about the people who feed them... something you may have in common with a dog. My turks know the sound of my truck and when they want out, will run to the gate of the pen when I drive down the road. They are easy to train as far as going back to the pen and are really quite stately.
  6. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

    Jan 27, 2007
    When we figure it out, I'll let you know [​IMG]

  7. Harp Turkey Ranch

    Harp Turkey Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2008
    McCleary, WA
    They make great dinners. Very nutritious. They make excellent yard art. They are very comical. We like that we are helping the species from going extinct.Around here they make good protection from aerial predators. They also make great guard birds from strangers. Of course there is a million other reasons too, but that would touch on a few of the high points for us.
  8. agnes_day

    agnes_day Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2008
    you guys are getting me closer and closer to buying a turkey baby from the feed store! [​IMG]
  9. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
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  10. ShadyGlade

    ShadyGlade Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Buy the turkey you won't be disappointed better yet get a couple!

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