We just today picked up a started Broad Breasted White turkey, 6 weeks old, and he/she is our very first turkey. The intention was Thanksgiving dinner (well, more like Easter or next Thanksgiving with the timing), but this darn turkey is just adorable! It loves people and cries constantly if not being paid attention to. We finally got tired and had to come in. It's out for the day (will be in for the night, getting chilly here at night) in the chicken hutch so it can hopefully start to get friendly with the chickens as they free-range around him/her until the day we let him/her out to mingle.
Our question is do we go right now back to the hatchery and buy another 6 week old companion for this turkey or will he/she finally settle down and not cry constantly? Will the chickens be good companions? We just feel so bad for it. *sigh We had no idea they were so intelligent and naturally friendly - wish we had known :(