Here is my turkey family: Mom Tessa, chicks Tammy, Tara, Ted, Tabitha, and the twins, Shady Brooks and Butterball. Not pictured Terry and Tom, Jr. Not seen for 2 months, tiny Tim. Never seen, Tom.
So, with their adoption of my back yard as their home, I need to know some stuff (snicker) about turkeys.
What do they find so compelling about my yard?
What are their family units like?
How long do they take to mature?
If I catch one, can I eat it?
Really, it has been fun watching the little family wander into and out of our yard, their escape skills always growing. Despite chasing them several times a day trying to get a good picture of them, they keep coming back, much to our dog's dismay, which is funny in itself. My dog is no herder. Maybe she's just hungry.