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This is Bodacious.<br><a href="http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/270386_10150225078067382_559332381_7688049_7018839_n.jpg" target="_blank">http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot..._7018839_n.jpg</a><br>
She is a Bronze Turkey<br><br>
I took her home from the farm where I work yesterday- they bought two younger turkeys and, in the past, have had problems with a third turkey in a trio stealing the eggs from the one who was broody, so they wanted to get rid of her. They're omnivores, and I don't fault them too much-although they kill animals, they don't torture them, and don't contribute to factory farming so much because they raise their own animals, which is something I respect. Basically, if you picture old-fashioned farmers, that's them. And working hard their whole lives has made them both look about 20 years younger than they are, other than some silver in their hair.<br><br>
But I digress. I just really love my work, and my employers are practically family- except the good part of the family that I might choose.<br><br>
So anyway, them being omnivores, if they couldn't find a home for her, the option might only be to sausage her. They don't really have the extra space, they're expanding the chicken coops already, but not building new ones, especially for a more useless animal. So, now she's at my house. I have four chickens brought home for the same reason, and have had four ducks over the past years. It's not that they don't look, for other people, but they know I'm willing to take them, and the chickens were 'my' breed.<br><br>
Anyway, she's sweet as can be, likes people but is scared of dogs (people can walk up and hug her or pat her or whatever they want, although the closest she's been to being a pet before now is free ranging at the farm). The only problem is that, for some reason, she's now got separation anxiety. From me. I don't know why, she's not young and has lived alone before, and has five acres of unfenced land to have fun in. But she makes her unhappy Chuckchuckchuck noise when I leave her alone now, after a day of checking up on her periodically, and follows me around.<br>
This'll be a problem when I move out in september. And for my family when I'm at work. Oh well, at least she's the sweetest.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:"> She knows at your house she won't be Thanksgiving dinner. At your Omni bosses', however...
 

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Whatever the explanation, she's getting sweeter every day. She now stays still when I pick her up (she used to be fine with anything where she stood on her own two feet, but iffy about being picked up).<br><br>
... if anyone's wondering, I just have to pick her up t 'put her away' because she won't go to the coop to sleep at night, so for one I don't want her getting eaten by raccoons, and for another, even if she wasn't, she'd be attracting more to the area, making it more dangerous for my other birds.
 

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The chickens are a bit scared of her- understandably, as she's twice the size of the rooster, and he's not small. But they don't fight, and some of the flock are getting used to her.
 

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So cute! Probably because she is aware that you are protector and she is in a new place. Animals always behave differently with a move, I've noticed older animals more than young. It could be she is still a little anxious being in a new place and trusts you as the parent figure. Maybe she needs a friend ;P
 
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