Like chickens, these intelligent and compassionate birds are killed by the 100's of millions each year. Turkeys are perhaps one of the most misunderstood of the farmed birds. They seek out the company of others, have complex social groups, and enjoy being pet. They are intelligent and very gentle. In the farm industry, these birds are bred to grow far beyond their natural weight in an unhealthy length of time, typically 5 to 6 months, leading to crippling injuries and many cannot even stand under their own weight. For most, the only fresh air and sunlight they see is on the way to the slaughterhouse. Learn more.