Wild turkeys can fly up to 55 miles per hour and can run up to 20 miles per hour.
However, the domestic turkeys we eat at Thanksgiving are too fat and are generally too heavy to get their bodies aloft for long periods.
Humans have bred them that way.
In contrast, even heavy adult wild turkeys can fly well enough to avoid predators by taking off and flying up to 100 yards to perch in tree branches.
There are about 4.5 million wild turkeys in the United States.