Here’s The 4-1-1 On One Delicious Dinner
Whatever you do, don’t look him in the eye and don’t give him a name—or else you’ll be eating tofu! Some people have turkeys as pets, I prefer mine as main course.
If you want to talk turkey over the holiday, you’ll need to know this!
- Turkeys live in flocks, roosting at night in thick tree trunks.
- Male turkeys are called “gobblers” or “toms” and female turkeys are called “hens.”
- Turkeys are polygamous — one male has a harem of females.
- Toms attract hens by gobbling and strutting.
- Hens lay about 12 eggs at a time, which hatch in 28 days.
- Wild turkeys can fly at speeds up to 55 miles per hour and run at around 12 miles per hour. However, domesticated turkeys can’t fly at all.
- Turkeys have 27 calls besides the gobble, including the “kee-kee,” the “purr,” the “yelp,” the “whine” and the “cluck.