We first started keeping turkeys because we found it difficult to find a whole one to roast for our Christmas dinner (Irish traditional Christmas meal!) but later we started keeping a few more and also raising them for friends.
Turkeys are large birds originally from North America and we have several different colours, Brown, White and Bronze.
Turkey as a Guardian!
Although we grow turkeys for meat they also undertake another important job at the farm! Along with lots of predators that come to try and get a free dinner at the farm we also have snakes that like to eat our chicken eggs!
Chickens are terrified of snakes and so not only do we lose the eggs but the chickens also get spooked and stop laying any more eggs....for the rest of the season!
Luckily turkeys have no fear of snakes! Watch below how this turkey handled a rattlesnake (in America where both species originate)