It seems that everyone that visits the farm is amazed by our turkeys,
Tom and Chuck.
These two handsome fellows are Bourbon Reds,
a heritage breed of turkey.
Originally we had ordered 4 just-hatched turkey poults.
Only three lived...
Tom, Chuck, and Edith.
These three were inseparable.
In time, Tom became the dominant male, and the only one who could mate with Edith.
Any time Chuck tried, Tom would beat him up!
These friendly creatures were anywhere we happened to be...
helping out with farm chores...
Edith was the most adventurous of the three,
and loved to destroy the Fairy Garden....
like a giant dinosaur.
This past Spring we lost Edith while she was sitting on a nest of eggs.
(The victim of a sly old fox.)
Tom and Chuck were despondent,
and so were we.
Nowadays, it's just the two of them...
following us everywhere we go!
They just keep looking for love....
hopefully someday, a lovely young turkey lady will come along for each of them!
Our experience with turkeys has been so positive,
that we can honestly say...
we will always have a few turkeys around the farm!
(And turkey eggs are delicious, too!)