I wanted to get some turkeys in the spring. I have a supplier about 45 minutes from where I live. BUT,, from what I've read on here, they seem like a lot of trouble to raise when they are young. Do you really have to keep them off the ground for 6 months?? I had planned on a 10'x10' enclosure with access to a large run area. I was going to put either pine shavings or sand on the coop floor. So what is the "real deal" with turkeys?? Is it really as precarious as it sounds to raise these birds? I would really like to get some Royal Palms, but, I don't want to get them just to have them die on me!