We just lost out turkey due to dog attack. Now before I got on byc and knew anything about turkeys I kept the turkey and hens together. They grew up that way for a day old. He protected them like he was a big rooster. I have a friend that her brother has turkeys and chickens they said we could have one its about 3 mo. old. After I agreed they said that they were going to have to do something different because there turkeys only last about 3 mo. and die from blackhead. He told me the little ones have never touched the ground at all because he is afraid. My question is I don't want to infect my flock. But he says they have had no contact. Now I know it don't effect chickens most of the time. But aparently mine don't have it or my turkey would have died correct ? please help me. we really want another turkey but am unsure.