There has to be a life-lesson there. In the basement brooder as of this week, and for the next several weeks, are 15 Narragansett turkey poults. They're adorable, and that adorable stage will not last long, so we're getting a kick out of it. They're really different from baby chicks--stick your hand in the brooder with a bunch of chicks, and they'll run away from it and huddle in an opposite corner. Do the same with baby turkeys, and they run TO your hand, and even nibble on it! They're not terribly bright, but then we're not raising them for their smarts.
Narragansetts are a "heritage" breed of turkey, far removed from the modern, industrial "Broad-Breasted White" turkeys that show up on 99% of tables at Thanksgiving. Those poor brutes, being engineered for a huge percentage of breast meat, can't even live out a natural life, much less reproduce on their own. We're looking forward to doing our part in preserving this rare and historic breed of livestock by raising even a tiny flock of the birds.
Just don't let them poop on you.