Raising turkeys for the table

Since late September Kilkenny College has played host to some very strange new students. Walking around with their chests puffed out but eating off the floor, many a class had been interrupted by the clucking of the schools four turkeys.

Since late September Kilkenny College has played host to some very strange new students. Walking around with their chests puffed out but eating off the floor, many a class had been interrupted by the clucking of the schools four turkeys.

The turkeys arrived on the 29th of September. They were released into a newly constructed pen, which took hours of designing and building. On arrival on the campus the four turkeys were four weeks old and were quite small. These turkeys have grown into four healthy, big birds which look like they’ll fit nicely on the Christmas table! During the course of their term living in the school garden, the Transition Year Landscape Gardening class have been in charge of the bird’s welfare. Each day they make sure the turkeys have been let out in the morning and locked in at night. The turkeys are completely organic and free range. They spend their days - making a noise which can only describe as a sweet cackling sound -under the various fruit trees.

The Transition Year landscape Gardening Class intend on selling the turkey’s at our Christmas market which will be held on the last day of term, with all the proceeds going to various charities. This market will take place in Kilkenny College on December 22nd from 11:30 and all are welcome.