My neighbors bought a single Tom turkey as a pet. They don't have any other birds nor do they appear to have any plans for them. They keep him in a small run with food, water and a little plastic dog house. I've never actually owned a turkey (just chickens and ducks here) but I've always assumed that most poultry are happiest in flocks or pairs. He has escaped several times and has made friends with one of my roosters from through our fence. He's such a pretty guy, but keeping him all alone and secluded just seems mean. Are turkeys different than chickens in being social animals?