9 Tips for Raising Turkeys as Pets


7. Getting turkey chicks is a better idea than getting grown turkeys

While grown turkeys do easily get along with humans, turkeys raised as chicks can form a real bond with them. If you do decide to get chicks, you should get two – a male and female. They can even be raised indoors until six weeks of age. Once past this age, though, you will need to get them in an outdoor space.

They are usually happy picking around their space on their own as long as you keep it reasonably well heated with a heat lamp or two. Once your chicks are fully feathered, they won’t need much protection from the cold.