That's for sure! No matter what's on my mind, it always helps to just sit and watch the girls go about their business. (P.S. Expert is a strong word, but I'm glad you think so. ) Thanks for the info! Looks like I have a lot of reading ahead of me! I wouldn't have thought about the blackhead disease until after I got the birds. Unfortunately if it is in the area, I really have nowhere away from the hens to keep turkeys, so I guess that will be the deciding factor in whether turkeys join the flock or not. I have always loved how Royal Palms look and the ones in different colors on the Porter's website had me practically drooling. Those are the kind I'd like if I get into turkeys. I avoid breeds and hybrids meant for meat as is because my birds are pets more than anything else, so for me, broad breasted turkeys are out just like Cornish crosses. Speaking of, can you make a pet out of a turkey or are they like Guinea fowl (you know, insane)? Thanks for your thoughts as well. Would you say the poults that are handled from early on are better mannered than those that are just left alone? Sorry if I missed replying to anyone. All the advise is appreciated!