I've been keeping chickens and ducks and geese for quite a while. Turkeys are a new thing to me though. Last night I had 8 Beltsville Small White turkey poults hatch out (and I think there's one more coming today - egg has pipped). I've got the 8 out of the incubator and into the brooder under light (after giving them enough time to get their feet under them). So far, they seem to be much more alert and responsive than chicks are at this point, and they don't seem to be nearly as skittish (I keep Spitzhauben and Runner ducks mostly, and they're terrified of everything). Is there anything beyond giving them access to water and starter ( I have a 28% 'sporting bird' starter) that I need to be doing? I've heard you need to teach them to eat and drink - is this true? Some of them seem to have more pronounced snood-bumps than others - is this a sign of a particular sex, or just variations in birds?