Nature

My Life as a Turkey

After a local farmer left a bowl of eggs on Joe Hutto's front porch, his life was forever changed. Hutto, possessing a broad background in the natural sciences and an interest in imprinting young animals, incubated the eggs and waited for them to hatch. As the chicks emerged from their shells, they locked eyes with an unusual but dedicated mother.

My Life as a Turkey

58m 51s

After a local farmer left a bowl of eggs on Joe Hutto's front porch, his life was forever changed. Hutto, possessing a broad background in the natural sciences and an interest in imprinting young animals, incubated the eggs and waited for them to hatch. As the chicks emerged from their shells, they locked eyes with an unusual but dedicated mother.

Previews + Extras

  • A New Mother: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    A New Mother

    S30 E4 - 1m 37s

    Emerging from the shell, a group of wild turkey chicks are introduced to an unusual mother.

  • Turkey Fight: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Turkey Fight

    S30 E4 - 1m 21s

    Tensions rise as the male turkeys begin to practice displaying.

  • A Grasshopper Run: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    A Grasshopper Run

    S30 E4 - 1m 23s

    Joe Hutto joins his three-month-old turkeys on a grasshopper hunt.

  • Recreating a Life with Turkeys: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Recreating a Life with Turkeys

    S30 E4 - 3m 43s

    Wildlife photographer and actor Jeff Palmer on his experience recreating Joe Hutto's imprinting experiment.

  • Basic Instincts: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Basic Instincts

    S30 E4 - 3m 27s

    A look at the knowledge wild turkeys have about the world around them.

  • Turkey Talk: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Turkey Talk

    S30 E4 - 2m 38s

    An overview of how wild turkeys communicate.

  • My Life as a Turkey - Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    My Life as a Turkey - Preview

    S30 E4 - 30s

    Experience the true story of writer and naturalist Joe Hutto (portrayed by Jeff Palmer) as he raises a family of turkey chicks. 11/16/2011

  • My Life as a Turkey - Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    My Life as a Turkey - Preview

    S30 E4 - 30s

    Experience the true story of writer and naturalist Joe Hutto (portrayed by Jeff Palmer) as he raises a family of turkey chicks.

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