Actually I'm pretty new to raising chickens as well . When I picked out our baby chicks about a month or so ago, I spur of the moment decided to get a turkey . My first throught was thanksgiving dinner , but now I've bonded very much with it. I have some questions : 1. Do they need to be getting different food at any point ? I believe they are close to 7 weeks old ? 2. Can they eat fruits and veggie scraps like chickens can ? 3. Can my chickens and turkey continue to coexist together ? 4. What else do I need to know about raising turkeys . Pretty much any information would help . The library near me only had books on raising backyard chickens .