Turkeys

Resources About Turkeys

HPAI prevention methods and biosecurity protocols in a simple bulleted checklist format.
HPAI prevention methods and biosecurity protocols in a simple bulleted checklist format.
Learn about foods toxic to turkeys in this handy infographic!
Learn about foods toxic to turkeys in this handy infographic!
An infographic with key points to help your sanctuary protect your avian residents from avian influenza.
An infographic with key points to help your sanctuary protect your avian residents from avian influenza.
An introductory guide to avian influenza including answers to the most frequently asked questions about this disease.
An introductory guide to avian influenza including answers to the most frequently asked questions about this disease.
Learn and share fun facts about turkeys with this infographic!
Learn and share fun facts about turkeys with this infographic!
What do turkeys need to eat (and need to avoid eating) to be happy and healthy?
What do turkeys need to eat (and need to avoid eating) to be happy and healthy?
Indoor and outdoor living space recommendations for turkeys
Indoor and outdoor living space recommendations for turkeys
Four non- large breed turkey hens perch on wide fence top.
Learn all about the types of enrichment available to improve the quality of life of turkey residents.
Learn all about the types of enrichment available to improve the quality of life of turkey residents.
Photo by Arseny Togulev on Unsplash
This list includes descriptions of common plants and other substances that may be toxic to turkeys and tips on how to prevent poisoning at
This list includes descriptions of common plants and other substances that may be toxic to turkeys and tips on how to prevent poisoning at your sanctuary.
Nutritional, living space, and social recommendations for turkey chicks in an animal sanctuary environment!
Nutritional, living space, and social recommendations for turkey chicks in an animal sanctuary environment!

Fun Facts About Turkeys

Turkeys form tight knit social groupings, and can easily distinguish a family or flock member from an unfamiliar turkey!
Turkeys have a flap of skin called a wattle, and another called a snood. Careful observation of the color (red, pink, blue, grey) of a turkey’s wattle can be an indicator of how they are feeling!
Some turkeys will form bonds with trusted human caregivers and enjoy human companionship! Have you ever had a turkey take a nap in your lap?

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