We just bought a house on 5 acres with a few coops/pens, pond. My wife wants to get pekin ducks. We plan to do pastured broiler chickens. (we've done them in the past). I'm thinking about raising meat turkeys but don't know which route I want to go. I would love to have free range birds that roost in the trees and if I decide to breed them for more birds next year, I can. I haven't done a lot of research on breeds yet but I love the way the royal palms look but looks are on the low end of my priorities. If heritage/free range is going to be too much of a hassle, I will just get some BB's and raise them in a coop/pen. Here are my concerns. Kids: I have a 3,6 and 16 year old boys. Will the heritage turkeys bully them? Predators: No signs of coyotes yet but we have coons, ferel cats, possums, etc. Will turkeys be ok around small predators? Range: How far will they range? To my east I have a neighbor that is pretty close. To the west the house is abandoned and the place just grows wild so it's pretty much CRP grass and brush. In the pic below, you can see that my front field where my garden will be is about 2 acres and the back field where I am putting in deer food plots and planting some trees is about 2 acres. Do you think they will stay in my 1 acre yard area? There is brush, trees, and tall grass all along the lawn edge. http://s761.photobucket.com/user/joecarrr/media/yard_zpsb024a51b.jpg.html Meat/Feed conversion: How is the meat on heritage birds? I don't want to feed a bird $100 in food for 15 pounds of meat. I am willing to spend extra for great tasting meat but I'm not rich.