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One day old chicks (known as poults) are either placed in large, windowless broiler sheds or in pole barns which have natural light and ventilation. Up to 25,000 birds may be crammed into a shed - giving only 0.27 - 0.37m of space per bird. As they grow they can hardly move and the floor becomes putrid and stinks of excreta. Like broiler chickens, the poor turkeys are in agony from burns and ulcers on the feet and breasts. (Professor John Webster, Head of Department of Animal Husbandry, Bristol University)
Turkeys are Birds and wild turkeys live natural lives. The turkeys People eat at Christmas and Thanksgiving aren't so lucky.