Turkeys

Resources About Turkeys

A short article on the history and current challenges of the domesticated turkey.
A short article on the history and current challenges of the domesticated turkey.
Indoor and outdoor living space recommendations for turkeys
Indoor and outdoor living space recommendations for turkeys
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?
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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.
A short guide to safe cohabitation considerations for turkeys.
A short guide to safe cohabitation considerations 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.
Things you need to know about caring for large breed turkeys such as the Broad-Breasted White!
Things you need to know about caring for large breed turkeys such as the Broad-Breasted White!
Can you differentiate between “normal” and potentially concerning signs when observing turkeys?
Can you differentiate between "normal" and potentially concerning signs when observing turkeys?

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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