Hello BYC!!! Thanks for letting me join. Just a lil about me and ill get on with the questions. My names Chas and I live on a farm in Mo. with my big sister and her family. We have over 200 ducks most are Muscovy but we have some Pekins and some runners Some Chinese white geese, Africans, and lots of chickens you name it we probably have it lol. We also raise rabbits, quail, peacocks, turkeys, and a lone egyptian goose that flew in after a tornado hit the next town west of us. we also have dogs cats horses goats and a calf named burger . Our goal is to grow our own meat and eggs so we dont have to give all our money to the taxman. Anyway, heres my questions. My sister says that baby Turkeys have to be kept off the ground untill the birds are 4 months old because they pick up diseases so easily. is this true? I have always heard this since i was a kid.. Thunder will kill an embryo in the incubator.. ?? Fact or foolishness? Anyway, I will apreciate all the help I can get with this , we have 6 baby burbons that need to be out in the yard with mamma but sis says no. THanks!!