I've been raising chickens for awhile now, but this is my first shot at turkeys. I have 5 Bronze Breasted poults that hatched 6/6/11. They've been doing well in a 150 gallon Rubbermaid trough brooder in my tack room. I've kept them in there perhaps longer than I should have because I found a nest of baby rats in the barn, and wanted to protect them from mamma and daddy rat. They're now fully feathered and I worry about them overheating in the brooder. Are they old enough to safely mix with my Cornish X chicks? (also hatched 6/6/11)? If I put them in an empty horse stall, are they going to fly over the half door? We already had a tragedy where the 6th poult jumped out of a smaller brooder, hopped across the room, and somehow got into a 5 gallon horse bucket and drowned . They're smart but really curious, and I don't want to lose another one because the place isn't turkey-proofed! My aim is for them to range in the barn yard by day and stay in the barn at night. They do seem to be pretty decent fliers - do most people have tops on their turkey pens? Help! I feel like a dodo with all these questions, but I've come to like the little buggers even though they have this evil glint in their eyes when they look at me. They're apparently plotting to get me before Thanksgiving!