Well a couple months ago I ended up killing my Tom when he tried to kill my rooster. Jenny was distraught and started wandering off more and more until she vanished. I figured she had gone native as I would still see her from time to time, but she wasn't particularly hungry when I tried to feed her, so I figured she was happy somewhere out in the blackberry brambles. Well today she came back with six chicks! Whether they came from poor Tom (who was a Narragansett like her) or the local Rio Grandes I have no clue. Timing wise it could be either way. Well my cat killed a chick right away so my wife stuck the cat in the house then lured the Jenny and chicks into my poult pen where I have 9 8 week old hens and shut them up. Jenny can get out but the chicks can't. So the question I have is do I let her raise the chicks or not. I am not really set up to brood them myself, but I would hate to lose them. She seems a pretty good mom so far. I also think that one of toms problems was that his former owner hand raised him and he always seemed more interested in being with people than turkeys.