wayne fajkus wrote: You cannot let them out of a coop to forage and expect them to come back to the roost at night.
I was somehow able to get them to go into their pen at night after foraging in the yard all day but I don't remember how I did it! I think I must have lured them back in with food, because they wouldn't necessarily go in automatically at night like chickens do.
I prefer the turkey personality to that of chickens - turkeys don't fight, at least mine didn't, and the males didn't grab the hens, they did a courtship ritual with the hen eventually sitting down and letting the male approach.
They were definitely more difficult to raise than chickens.