"Nalla was rescued from a place where her beak was burned off when she was a baby," Michelle Robertson of The Gentle Barn told The Dodo. "She was in a room with hundreds of other scared turkeys waiting for their turn."
When Nalla and McKenna Rockett were eventually rescued in 2014, they were both traumatized. "They were so scared and sad when we brought them home, believing that we would fulfill their worst fears," Robertson said. "It took several months of us spending time with them, reading to them, singing to them, and being a positive presence until they knew they were safe."