I have been perusing the list and have come up with a coop/run idea for starting with turkeys, probably Bourbon Reds. I started with chickens this year and have done quite well with them, using a tractored coop and run I designed with help from board members (you can see the design and pics on my page). First, my setting: I'm in Northern CT. I have 7 acres backed up onto wetlands with about an acre and half have of pasture, mostly in the back. There are four acres of woods in back bounded by a large stream. This area is about 700 to 1200 back from the road, though there is a bike path separated by 100 to 150 feet of woods on one border. I would love to free range turkeys some, but don't know how far they'll range. Also I have lots of predators, including coyotes, racoons, and hawks, and don't know how well BR turkeys can fend off predators. As far as a run/coop design, if I have to keep them enclosed, I was thinking of doing an 8' by 16' run by 8' high with a pitched roof of about 2', all covered with welded wire. On one end, I was thinking of enclosing three sides with tarp, with a roost about 4' to 6' off the ground. The run would be on skids so I could drag it once a week or so, so if they were confined, they'd get some new pasture. 1) does this set up sound adequate? 2) how many BR's could I keep in such a set up? 3) could I mix geese in there? 4) thinking ahead, what does a turkey nest box look like? 5) I've been using hanging nipple waterers for the chickens and they and I love them - no poop in the water to clean out. Will turkeys use these? Thanks!