Thursday 19 October 2017

Billy Keane: Let's talk turkey – don't get too carried away by Christmas

Christmas dinner
Christmas dinner
Billy Keane

Billy Keane

She wonders why it is the fattener is so nice to her. Extra rations are poured her way. Every night the security lights in the bird compound are switched on to keep an eye out for foxes and stoats.

This is the terrible story of the silly turkey. She was sick to the death of the routine. Food-sleep. Like an office worker.

Maybe she knew what was in store for her. That this was death row. Her last holding pen from where she would be taken on the appointed date and you know the rest yourself. The silly turkey flew up over the barbed wire to the top of a tree near the enclosure and refused to come down. If you ever get into rearing turkeys never put the run near a tree.

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