I have perused some old threads and got some ideas but thought I would ask some questions specific to my situation, and location, here in Northern CT. I have had a very successful first season raising yellow sex links for eggs. I built what turned out to be a very functional tractor (with much good advice from BYC members, you can see it on my page) with a covered run. I haven't let them free range because I have lots of predators, hawks that live on the property, regular visits from coyotes, etc. I'd like to try raising turkeys and unlike my chickens, am thinking I would like a heritage breed. I'd be raising them for meat and I like the taste test results for Bourbon Reds and Midget Whites and so am thinking about them, leaning towards the Reds. I'd like to keep breeding them as well. My first question is, if I start with adults, can I free range these birds, and if so, do I need to build housing for them, or will they just roost in the trees. I have 7 acres, mostly wooded, with about 2 acres of pasture/backyard. How far will the birds roam? I would locate their feed (and coop if I went that route) near my chicken coop, which is about 500 feet from a public bike path, separated by a strip of woodland - will they terrorize the cyclists? Do I need to contain them in a fenced area?