Chickens Stories from Our Nest

Visiting Turkey

I had just finished dropping my son off at the bus and returned home to find four male turkeys on my front lawn.  At first, I did not see them but I knew something was askew.  All the girls were hiding in the coop while sounding the chicken alarm.  I looked up and scanned the sky for hawks.  Nothing.  Then I looked around the coop for a brave squirrel.  Nothing.  Then I looked out in the front lawn and saw them.  Wild turkeys were walking toward me!  Last year on the Cape we had one that kept attacking the mail truck down by the Kennedy Compound.  Click here for video.  Eventually, it was claimed by Ethel Kennedy, but boy was it aggressive and made headlines quite a few times before the saga ended.  I decided to go inside and grab my husband.  I had seen the video and listened to the locals that were interviewed.  I was nervous.  My husband came out and was able to take a few photos of the boys.  By the time we had found them, the chicken alarm had ceased and they had set off across the neighbor’s driveway.

Last year the girls were visited by a lone male turkey.  I wonder if he was in this year’s group?

Photo Credit:  Mr. Tilly’s Nest

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  • How awesome! I love those unexpected meetings with our friends from nature…
    I never saw Turkeys in the wild, I would be very excited too if this did happen to me! 🙂
    Have a nice day!

  • The turkeys are running amok this year aren't they? We also had one visit. Doris let out a big growly "Braaaaa" and he turned around and beat feet. She and Betty are very good guard chickens. 🙂

  • Caroline

    We just got back from a trip to Napa Valley and we were driving through the wooded area on our way to a winery when a flock of about 20 turkeys ran onto the road. Luckily we saw them early enough to enjoy them and watch them walk by! I was so excited I forgot to take pictures! Ughhh!