My husband and I want to try Turkeys this year and would love some advise from some turkey raising experts.
Here are some questions:
1. What are good meat bird breeds?
(we had Cornish X chickens and it was a horrible experience. I'm a bit tainted from getting fast growing big birds)
2. If free ranging do they retreat to their "coop" at night? Do they need a coop? (we have coons and coyotes)
3. Can they be raised with our meat chicken chicks if we order them at the same time?
4. What housing conditions do they need? Space requirements?
Any other advice would be appreciated! We want to raise a small flock, ideally have one for Thanksgiving Dinner and have a few for the freezer.