I got three laying chickens this spring. I really love them, and I appreciate that I have a source of food I can feel good about. I want to see if I can grow some meat birds. I thought two turkeys would be a good start, because if I can eat them fine, if not I get two pet turkeys. My boyfriend said no, and I said "they're just like big chickens," and he said they weren't. I know that, but I wonder how are turkeys different from chickens. Also any helpful advice about raising animals for meat in general would be great.