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Thanksgiving is the holiday when you give thanks for all that you have in your life -- like that luscious, gravy-laden turkey on your plate that will soon plunge you into a tryptophan-induced stupor. But have you ever wondered what it would be like on the other side of the table, running a bona fide turkey farm? Well, here's your chance: We scanned Realtor.com's listings and found six prime turkey farms for sale. Not only could they turn into great investments -- fancy you, turkey king/queen of your town -- but just think of all the fun you could have spreading holiday cheer in a whole new way!
The average male turkey (or tom) weighs 16 to 22 pounds. Thankfully, you'll have plenty of space for those big birds in this 43.9-acre farm fitted with power, a well house and propane lines. And although there's no residence on the property, there's plenty of room to build one if you feel like regularly rubbing elbows with your poultry.
The National Turkey Federation says about 46 million turkeys show up on Thanksgiving tables across the country. But Thanksgiving gluttony isn't just about the bird, we love the sides, too -- and with this farm you can grow both! The 20-acre plot with a five-bedroom, two-bath home comes with four turkey barns and an impressive vegetable garden.
Wild turkeys can run up to 20 mph, and they'll have plenty of space to do so on this mega-sized, 157-acre farm. You'd have to build a home here if you want to commune with your feathered friends. And if you do, you'll have plenty of opportunities to kick back and relax after a hard day of farming. The plot comes with a spring, pond and picnic area.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, almost two-thirds of the nation's turkeys come from just six states -- and Missouri is a top producer. So this 40-acre farm -- which includes a ranch-style home with three bedrooms and 2.5 baths -- is bound to keep you busy.
Down on the farm: Benjamin Franklin famously praised the turkey as being a "respectable bird." And a bird with a Founding Father's nod deserves the best -- like this impressive farm that comes with eight massive, steel-truss turkey houses.
Did you know only male turkeys gobble? The females "click." And you could click with this six-acre farm, which may lack a house, but comes complete with a grow-out structure, brooder and manure building, along with a tractor, tiller, mower and grader.