I plan on raising turkeys for meat this spring and after looking at different management strategies it seems that the best way to do it will be to mirror the management of my laying hens. They stay cooped up at night and free range on most days and in the evenings. I have been doing this for about a year and have only lost two hens when I left a tractor open over night. (the fencing required for range rearing will be cost prohibitive. I can only afford to fence in the garden) I plan on building a secure coop for the turkeys at night and letting them free range with my hens during the day. Questions: Will the turkeys, if brooded in the coop, reliably return there each night? Will the turkeys be at risk from disease from freeranging in the same areas as chickens? Any suggestions or advice?