You've heard that turkeys are stupid, well, yes, it's true! We bought these heritage turkeys because they were supposed to be somewhat more intelligent that the modern breeds. I don't know about that. Our hen hatched 8 poults. One died when she decided to live out in the rain last week. I can accept that, survival of the fittest and all of that.
Well! We had thunderstorms blowing through the last couple of days. I figured they'd be OK, in the barn, but no! Momma turkey freaked out sitting on the nest and crushed all but one of her babies! Stupid, stupid momma turkey! Note to self: next year, take away all babies after they are hatched!