Hello turkey fanciers! We have a rafter of Bourbon Reds that are now about 8 weeks old. Ideally I'd like these guys to have the run of the yard (about 2.5 well fenced, grassy acres) during the day and be able to retire to their shelter at night. I love the idea of them running around gorging on all the bugs, particularly fire ants! In general is there anything wrong with this approach? If not, at what age can they be given free rein? One complication that concerns me greatly is our dogs. One chocolate lab and one rat terrier. As it stands, the birds are safely locked up in their shelter, but the dogs salivate with desire at the mere notion of chasing them. We also have cats, but the birds are already a discouraging size for a cat. So, can turkeys and dogs (of this nature) live together in peace? If I attempt to let them share the yard can I expect casualties? Is there a better solution than letting the turkeys have the run of the place? Will the real estate market ever return to normal? Ah thank ya...ah thank ya ver mush.