Did you know...
--Benjamin Franklin suggested that the wild turkey be made the national bird.
--A domestic hen lays from 25 to 40 eggs during each breeding season.
--Wild turkeys eat fruits, seeds, insects, crustaceans, and small reptiles.
--Male birds have a sharp spur on the back of the foot that can inflict serious wounds during combat
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