So, we are thinking of keeping a tom and 2 hens as breeders so we can hatch our own turkeys next spring. The books we have read are very focused on raising turkeys as meat birds for sale. As such, they definitely make it sound like a useless idea to keep birds past the meat worthy stage. But, as I was standing in line at the feed store with my 3 turkey chicks a women said how WONDERFUL they are as pets.... Anyone have any input toward keeping turkeys as more than just for meat? We would like to raise them with our chickens...is this possible? What kind of food do you give so everyone gets what they need if they are eating from the same feeders? Thanks!!!