I recently had a very traumatic experience with my turkeys. It ended with my proven Tom dying. And the loss of my bearded eastern wild hen. I (thankfully) didn't have to start completely over. I still have my two year old Tom, Jacob. I also have two poults off of my late tom, Tom. Anyway,I got three standard bronze hens from a byc member one of them was an older hen that he said had started a moult and never came all the way out of it. She was a little smaller than the other two, and I noticed her crop was a little 'firm'. Well, we got home and her crop had swelled up huge after she ate. That night I dealt with compacted sour crop for the first time in my life. Eww. I contacted previous owner to ask if he knew about the compacted crop and he had never heard of it. Well,after this and a dose of antibiotics she has restarted her moult and is gaining weight. She is also dominant hen. I love when they come looking for me to feed them in the mornings.I am very much enjoying this free range turkey adventure. My poults are wishing I would let them out to chase bugs, as well, but I won't let them free range for a good while yet. My bantams are getting along great with them, except for the occasional rooster running my hens.