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Don't be a chicken!

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That's a big chicken!

Joy Stapleton's son and husband went to a farm auction to buy chicks, with the goal of having a few egg-laying hens. Over time, one started to crow, and the other just kept growing. "One day while outside I heard a turkey 'putt.' I looked around in hopes to see a wild turkey nearby, but I saw nothing," she says. "I heard it again, only this time it was at my feet. I looked to see the little 'chicken' looking up at me." Butterball grew to be a huge tom turkey and a favorite pet. The Stapletons have since added two more turkeys to their flock.

Date Published: April 13, 2012
Date Updated: July 18, 2013

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