Posted Aug 25, 2015
I raised turkeys for a 4-H project that culminated in an 11th place finish at the Houston Livestock Show. It was entirely luck as far as I could tell. Turkeys, as I recall, are very stupid. They will drown in a few inches of water while drinking. They also require a load of washed sand for them to peck at when eating their regular diet in order for their stomachs to digest against. The amount of effort that went into raising these birds was large compared to the outcome. Although there was plenty turkey left for Thanksgiving when we were done! As a pet, I can't imagine keeping a turkey.