All- I don't visit the turkey section regularly, so apologies if this kind of question is already posted somewhere- feel free to send me in that direction. We have a pretty robust wild turkey flock that ranges through our land. All told, there are probably about 40 of them in the large group, though I often see them moving in smaller clusters (family groups?). They successfully raised a lot of chicks this spring, so I think they must be a pretty healthy bunch and have a rich environment to support them. Now that there's about 2 feet of snow on the ground, I can see by their tracks that they are coming up pretty close to the house, eating off the dead plants they can find in my garden and winter berries on our shrubs. Maybe they're always this close to the house, I don't know. But with the snow, their tracks are obvious. I have a backyard chicken flock, and they free range for part of the day (though obviously that is very limited with the snow). Do I need to be concerned about the wild turkeys hanging around in the areas where the chickens also range? If so, do I dare try to set up appealing food far from my backyard (deeper in the woods) to encourage the turkeys to stay out of our yard? Or, do I just do nothing? That's my inclination. I've really been quite taken by them, and love seeing them around (watching them taking a running start down a really steep hill and then fly up into the tall trees to roost at night is a breathtaking sight!), but am not really the kind of person to interfere with wildlife.