I've been reading up on turkeys. This excerpt is from Storey's Guide to Raising Turkeys"
Turkeys are wonderful and useful creatures. They produce succulent meat, rich eggs for cooking and baking, and nutrient-dense manure. They also can do specialized labor around the farm such as reducing insect populations and fertilizing fields by distributing their manure as they range. Turkeys are curious and social by nature. Imagine a large bird that greets you as you approach and will “answer”you —well, “gobble”at you —when you talk. Their friendly attitude and social nature make turkeys very enjoyable pets.
The Beltsville Small Whites are certainly living up to this description!