Length of time I keep them is just dependent on what breed and how long it takes for maturity. I’m building an 8x8 hoop run and an 8x8 coop. I will keep two for breeding if it works out like thatWhen you say cooped up and that they can't forage, how much room do you actually have for them?
Turkeys require a lot of room and that's just to live and to prevent them from attacking each other.
How long do you plan to keep your turkeys before you turn them into meat?
Most of the time they don't reproduce before you butcher them unless you plan on keeping a breeding pair or breeding group.
I have had narragansett and 2 of the 4 jakes were aggressive with me. R2elk pointed me to a link that explains turkeys need turkey feed, https://www.hybridturkeys.com/en/news/aggressive-behaviour-nutrition/Outside of space can you give other advice for my quesoton