OK...kids ordered up some broad breasted whites for this years fair. Birds are coming in about two weeks, and I really don't know what I'm going. Here are some questions I have, please feel free to answer with this info in mind...I want max gain for least $ as that is the purpose. I want the birds to be healthy of course, but I need to allow time for any medicated feed to be out of their system before fair time. We have 3 1/2 months with the birds to get them where they need to be....so with that info: Housing: I was thinking a basic hoop house set up for pastured poultry to put the turkeys in...we will be getting 5 day old poults alowing for a loss or two, and being able to select the best two for show...here is what I plan to build... http://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/4hpoultry/t02_pageview/Hoop_House.htm I would plan for some sort of roosting poles in the house to keep them off the ground at night...and no, predators are not an issue here. Feed: I was thinking of going with Buckley Brothers turkey starter, then switching to something...but not sure what....help? Noise: All five will be toms...so I do have some concern about the noise level given that I am in an urban environment...I've tried to butter up the neighbors, but I doubt any of them have heard a turkey gobble at close range, and I'm afraid it will cause a problem...do the meat turkeys tend to be noisey or not? Any other experience getting 4-h meat turkeys ready for show would be VERY welcome. Thanks!