Some of you know that I got a surprise box of 20 turkeys Friday. I am a complete newbie when it comes to turkeys! I've been reading and researching but I still have one question (for now). How long do they need to stay in the brooder with heat? I'm not in any hurry to boot them out anywhere, mind you. I just want to be prepared. I have an outside brooder set up for the chicks: kiddie pool, covered in wire, in the chicken coop with feeders and heat lights. I don't know what to do with a mixed group of poults/chicks. But due to our cold snap I have boxes and boxes of chicks and turkeys inhabiting my house!