Chickens are a lot like people in that they'll take a handout over work anyday.
I feed my chickens in the evening, about 30 minutes before sundown, kind of a bedtime snack. When it gets late in the afternoon and anyone walks past the chicken yard they all make a mad dash for the gate. When we go into feed them they gather around your feet so tight you can't walk. I have gotten into the habit, now, of "ice skating" through the chicken yard. Even then I still manage to step on some of their toes. I have 1 rooster who comes over and pecks the toe of my boot wanting to be fed 1st.
One thing I've noticed, roosters take their hens by force and sneak attack, dinner time also means mating time. But the turkeys are much more sedate. The hens will actually pick out the tom of their desire and then go over and sits down in front of him. It becomes a problem when you are the tom of their eye and another nearby tom desides to do the honors while the hen is squatted between your feet. Makes it hard to walk too.
Tonight I'm fixing roast turkey for dinner. I have 2 rules for the hen/tukey yard, all mean birds and all egg eaters end up on the table.