I could use some advice. Only one turkey egg hatched from my incubator, and since he was all alone, I purchased some day-old chicken chicks to keep him company (turkeys were not available). I kept the babies in an adjacent pen to the adult chickens and turkeys (all hens) for about a month. When they were about 4 months old, I introduced the chicks to the chickens with minimal pecking. But when I put the poult in with the adult turkeys, it did not go well at all. They pinned him down and all started latching on/ripping at his head/neck relentlessly. Much blood was drawn, and we put him back in the "baby" pen by himself. He seemed so lonely without his chicken siblings that we put him in with the chickens. All seems well now, except that we are worried about blackhead, and he's too big for the chicken coop so he perches underneath it at night. Poult turns out to be a tom. As I said, he is the only male bird we own. Every few days we put him in the pen with the adult turkeys, but they are just as mean as before. I understand there is going to be pecking, but they are trying to kill him, not establish pecking order. We let them free range together and there is minimal pecking, but in the pen it's a different story. Should we wait to re-introduce him after he is fully grown? He is about 5 months now, not quite fully grown but close to it. Also, are we totally screwing him up as a turkey by letting him live with the chickens? He ranges with them and not with the turkeys, and he struts in front of the chickens, not the turkeys.