I hatched 8 of 12 turkey eggs in and incubator then keep them in a box /cage for about 2 months. a few days after i let them out (free range) I found one dead then the next day another. but the other 6 lived just fine. This momma turkey got tired of me stealing her eggs for my incubator. And started sneaking off everyday then went completely missing only to return home just to feed in the late evening. Then one day here she came with 13 baby's. but they started dieing about one a day now she's left with this one and a chick she adopted. I was told not to let a baby turkeys feet touch the ground for first few months because they can catch a chicken sickness.