See to the right and the left of these pens? That is what it looked like before the turkeys mowed it down.
The center part of the picture, where the turkeys were this week, shows what they do in a series of 24 hour periods.
Each day they are moved the length of the pen. The wheel jacks engage and the turkeys move forward as the pen moves.
No matter how high things are growing, the turkeys eat every bit if it. Thistles included. Turkeys don't care if there are big, thick, sharp barbs on thistle. They eat it up. And every other thing growing.
And then it all grows back. A little rain and zoom, growing like mad again.