Since my weeder geese have to be supervised in the garden, their time in there is limited. They are free ranging the yard now, so they dont need to be fenced, but it just pained me not to be using my garden fence for something other than keeping the cats out, lol. It was a lot of work to put up! I decided to introduce my 6 week old turkey poults to the great outdoors. Since they still look like dinner to the cats, they needed protection. I temporarily stole the duck house and yard (sorry guys) which is adjacent to my vegetable garden. The poults are AWESOME in there! They have not touched a plant in the three days they have been in their, other than to snatch a bug off of it. Because they are still pretty small, they dont trample the plants, and they spend their entire day lookng for bugs. They are starting to till up the soil between the rows nicely, and have not damaged any plants or roots at all. I do not use any pesticides or chemicals of any kind in my garden, so organic bug control is a big plus for me. Not sure how they will do once they are bigger, they might squash things then, but they are definitely being a big help now. Another plus- they fill up on so many bugs that they barely touch their feeder-I am going through WAY less feed for them now, which, at $33 for a 50 pound bag is a big deal! (Organic turkey starter, or even organic game bird feed is impossible to find aorund here. I have to drive to MMH, which is about 40 minutes from here, to get the turkey feed, and they are ridiculously high. Anybody know if I can switch them to chick food since they are supplementing their diet with lots of bugs now? Would that be sufficient protein? I can get organic chick starter from my feed store-they order it in, still $22 a bag, but cheaper than the turkey feed!) Anyway, thought I would share this for those of you who have poults taking up space, and bugs in your garden! I am sorta hoping they can do such a fantastic job on the bug control that i can justify not killing them. We have really gotten attached to the durn critters!