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Category Archives: Turkeys


Contemplating the gizzard

The gizzard. Now there's an essential turkey body part. Each bird has one. In a turkey, it's a muscle about the size of a baseball. Everything they eat, including small stones, goes into the gizzard, which is a bird's version of the Ninja Blender. The grit and stone remain in the gizzard and help grind ...Read more

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Sadly, Lucretia the Turkey Has Passed Away

The past few days have been even darker than our brooding winter sky.  We lost one of our pets. Lucretia, a turkey we spared from the Thanksgiving table, died.  She was a creature with whom we quickly bonded because of her inquisitiveness and a propensity for exploration. Her passing was sudden and unexpected because she ...Read more

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Lucretia: The Nancy Drew of Turkeydom

She moves slowly, with the curiosity of Nancy Drew searching for clues. If she can walk onto it, into it, or through it, she will. Lucretia, the turkey we spared with a pardon at Thanksgiving, has become a farm pet. She will be joined next month by 15 one-day-old turkey poults (babies). These will be ...Read more

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Beer For Our Turkeys? No, Whey!

Hey, where did those little rocks come from? As Thanksgiving nears each year, you see stories and pictures about turkeys. Our favorite this year is the one about the New Hampshire farmer who adds beer to his birds' food. An AP story said Joe Morette of Henniker, N.H., is fattening up 50 Thanksgiving turkeys. He ...Read more

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