Every morning I wake up, fix myself a cup of coffee and head out to spend a little time with these guys. They arrived at the farm about three weeks ago and when they got here, they were less than half this size. They have voracious appetites and are thirsty little devils! They raise quite a ruckus when they are ready for more food and try their darnedest to escape the brooder.
They are Heritage breed turkeys. They are a mixed group of Narragansetts, Royal Palms, Spanish Blacks and Bronzes. Right now they are called poults. Once they get a little older, males are called jakes and females are called jennys. A mature female is a hen and a mature male is a tom. They are quite majestic when they prance and preen, showing off their strut, but right now they look pretty goofy fanning out little two inch long tail feathers. It is quite a spectacle for sure!!