Okay guys, I was cleared to get four turkeys to attempt my hand at something OTHER than chickens and ducks this year. Seeing as I've had no luck with ducks, I'm super excited. But, I'm at a toss up. I'm looking at three completely different breeds, and before I tell you what they are I'll tell you what I'm planning on doing with them. Eventually, I'd like to be able to show them. If it's at all possible. I would like them to be easy keepers, and do well in hot and humid climates. Hopefully good mothers, if they sit on they're own, and rapid growth. I do not want something that's going to be on the table in 12 weeks, but I would like to have something that has a pretty strong growth rate. Good clean out, and good with confinement. The pen I have built is a 7w x 7l x 5h, and I'm going to add a 'run' as needed for the number of birds I'm alotted ( although, I plan on building bigger eventually. I'm thinking a run size of 10x20 should work wonderfully? Do they need flight pens? Also, what is the best place to put the nest boxes? I've got one 2x3x3 box on the ground where the run is going to be. It's completely enclosed with an opening lid. Hoping to use that for my broody's, if they get there eventually. One tom, three hens. Good ratio? Also, I'm hoping for something that's not overly talkative. I'm looking at... Royal Palm's - I like the look. I think they're beautiful birds. Narragansette's - Again, I like the look. These birds would 'blend' better with the surroundings. OR Bourbon Red's - I am highly fascinated with this breed. I know they're more commonly used as meat birds, but I do believe that they would be easy to raise here. Also, I've read that their numbers are declining. I'd like to help raise those numbers back up. I'm hoping to stick with a more rare breed. Or am I looking for the invisaturkey? LOL! Tell me one of these birds will be a good starter breed. I've only had minimal contact with turkeys. Probably only raised six in my lifetime, and they were all BBW's. ETA: If I don't do a covered run, what is a good height size for fencing?