We are in our second year of raising chickens, we have a variety of egg layers. This weekend two wild turkeys came into the soybean field behind our property and hung out. Actually, there were three Saturday, but Sunday morning brought a scene of carnage; one turkey with a missing head and breast. The other two stayed around most of the day, and took off late in the evening. We haven't seen them today. My husband is now obsessed with turkeys. He thinks he wants some next year. The funny thing is, he doesn't care to eat turkey or chicken. He just liked the turkeys and wants some. So, my questions to those with turkey experience: Can they run with the chickens, or do they have to be separated? Do they lay eggs, and is there any problem eating them? How high can they fly? We also have 6 dogs, including a chocolate lab and a lab mastif mix that will eat a chicken if they are foolish enough to get close. Will the turkeys just cause more problems? Are they prone to disease, and can they transfer it to chickens? Do they eat chicken feed?