My friend Will rang me last night asking me to help him transport some turkeys from a Kingsbridge, a place south of Taunton to a makeshift shed in Radstock. Why not. We arrived at the farm to find many birds, turkeys and chickens at various stages of their life. The industry in the UK is vast. At least 250 million chickens are reared. They can take as little as three weeks to become large enough to sell. Turkeys are bigger birds and take much longer, 6 months, hence the increase in price.
The turkeys were quiet on the journey except when I turned a corner too fast. See our adventures in persuading them to settle in the shed.