So that I can have enough meat birds next year? for example, three hen turkeys produced 15 surviving chicks. Now we will overwinter 2 toms and about 8 hens . This should produce quite a few meat birds for next year. They are bourbon reds free ranged in a large fenced orchard. How many turkeys are affordable for the small homesteader? How about geese? (pilgrims and emdens) thanks.