It was our new turkeys first day on The Compound range yesterday. At first they didn't want to leave the run area, but we enticed them with some banana and out they came. They had a fantastic time, running, flying and just goofing off. The Toms even puffed up a time or two.
They never stopped. They scoped out the entire property from top to bottom, east to west and north to south. Nothing was missed, except the small circle of area near the guard dog.
Part of their morning was spent dust bathing. Whew, they can throw some dirt!
At the end of the day, with a little bit of effort we herded them right back in the coop. As long as you go slow, they pretty much go where you want them to.
We all had fun watching them throughout the day. Turkeys are really pretty easy to take care of, and still a thumbs up for The Compound.