I am new to turkeys, and have tried to research some of this stuff, but I am not familiar with all of the terms, so I am kind of in the dark yet. I feel silly asking, but... What exactly is a snood? I think I know, but am not certain. Is strutting just when they walk around with a strut, or is it when they poof out their feathers and drag their wings on the ground? I have 5, 5 week old poults, and have been trying to figure out their sexes. Two of them do the feather thing, but they all seem to walk with what I would call a "strut" Yesterday I noticed two of them doing some weird kind of dance-circling each other and wrapping their necks together...then one would kind of dive under the others wings. Is this some sort of dominance thing, or mating behavior (I know they are too young yet, but I don't know if maybe they start "practicing" early! Also, I always thought turkeys couldn't really fly, but my poults sure seem to be doign a good job of it! They are penned now, but I had planned on free-ranging them when they got bigger. Will I need to clip their wings to keep them from flying off? Do they need to be locked up at night even when they are grown? And for the really dumb question...what exactly do they eat when they are grown-bugs and grasses? Will I need to continue supplementing them with feed once they are foraging all day? We had planned on eating them, but now I am getting awfully fond of them and dont know. I really wish they weren't so personable. If we DON'T eat them, is there anything turkeys are actually useful for? I mean, might they significantly reduce the number of bugs and such? Any help I would appreciate!