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Guilford farm's turkeys are decorated ahead of Thanksgiving

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The farm has been "decorating" their turkeys for decades. (WFSB) The farm has been "decorating" their turkeys for decades. (WFSB)
GUILFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Ahead of Thanksgiving, one Connecticut farm continues its tradition of adding a little flair to the holiday festivities.

The colorful fowls at Gozzi’s Turkey Farm in Guilford are nothing to scowl at.

The farm has been a place to go for your Thanksgiving bird, but since the 1940s, they’ve dressed up a few turkeys during the holiday week with some color.

"I think it's just something that people have known and been passed down from generation to generation and they bring their kids out,” said Bill Gozzi, of Gozzi's Turkey Farm.

He’s the third-generation owner, who said his grandmother did the first non-toxic dye job almost 70 years ago.

"Just for the entertainment of the kids, you know. We get so many people that say my grandmother took me here as a kid and now I’m taking my kids here, you know, not many things are still the same in today's world,” Gozzi said.

"I came here since I was a baby with my aunt,” said Julia Tancreti, who was visiting the turkey farm, like the thousands of others who do each year.

The birds will eventually shed the feathers and the color will be gone, but they're actually the lucky ones.

They'll survive the holiday season, unlike 15,000 of their farm-raised, all natural friends at Gozzi's.

If you need a turkey, there's still time to order from Gozzi's…click here or call 203-453-2771.

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