I think it is time. I have had my turkeys in the run for a few weeks now The boubon red hens are pretty calm, in fact I have a new girlfriend. My dominant boubon red hen Hanna, has started laying down for me the past few days. She seems quite smitten with me, I am now able to walk up, pet and talk with her. I took advantage of the budding romance by releasing her from the pen this morning. She was immediately challenged by Bossie the chicken, what a sight to see. My buff hen fluffing up and kicking both her feet at poor Hanna. It did not last long, Hanna fluffed out and showed Bossie who the real boss of the sauce was. She seemed quite happy the rest of the afternoon exploring her new yard and checking out the chicken flock. She came back to her run many times to converse with the other turkeys and tell them alll about her adventures. I waited till she came close to me and walked over to the door to her run. Hanna came within a few feet and sat down for me. I opened the pen door and tried to convince her to get up and walk in, she would not I hade to pick her up and set her inside the door. after a few minutes she got back up and went to gossip with the other ladies. Tomorrow morning I will go out and have a cup of coffee with the turkeys while they are having breakfast. If all goes well I will release Hanna and her little friend Barbera and see how it goes. I am concerned about being able to get them all back in the run at night, I have 4 hens and one jake and together they are very skittish. I am hoping that by releasing the calm aproachable birds, I might teach them and have the others follow. I will post tomorrow to let you know how it goes. Any opinions would be appreciated on what has worked for you. My biggest concern is my jake. He is very easily startled and there is no way I can catch him if he gets loose. I am kinda thinking I would be best served by working up to having all the girls out in the yard and leave the jake penned up for now at least.