A Letter from a Turkey to the Farmer


This is from an exercise teachers do with their students at Thanksgiving time. The kids have to write a letter to a farmer from the point of view of a turkey. They have to convince the farmer not to choose them as the main dish (turkey) for Thanksgiving. This is called "Dear Farmer MackNugget" by Lila, my 4th grader.  Funny!


Dear Farmer MackNugget,

I am writing you this letter because I don’t think you should eat me.

Here are some of the reasons. One, my family will get mad at you. They will make loud noises and try to bite you. They will also call other turkeys and get them to attack you.

Two, I get rained on a lot. Because of that, I am so muddy, I’m soaked and I’ve never taken a bath! You don’t want to eat a wet and dirty turkey!

Three, I am so sick. I have a cold going through my family and a disease called Turkeyitis. If you eat a turkey with Turkeyitis, you can get it too! That’s all I know about it, but it can give you turkey legs!

Four, when did I ever hurt you and I help you! Once, I found your jacket. Remember the time I saved your life?! You did something bad and the police asked me where you lived and I said I have no clue.

Five, I’m not ready to be eaten yet. I’m too young. I have a family (alive) and there are so many things I wanted to do as a turkey. I’m also so cute. So please don’t eat me or else!


One of your skinny turkeys

P. S. Don’t eat anyone in my family. (I mean it!)

Note by Mama Lisa: I’m very curious about what the farmer did that was so bad! lol

Happy Thanksgiving!

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6 Responses to “A Letter from a Turkey to the Farmer”

  1. izzy Says:



  2. Lisa Says:

    We’ll try not to eat you turkey izzy.lol

  3. josh Says:

    i will try ;)))))

  4. Lisa Says:


  5. llamadie Says:

    my little pony all skinny and boney went outside to play

  6. Riley Says:

    funny poem

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