last year my husband and i did chickens for the first time- both meat birds and layers, and we were really happy with our results. we built a smallish coop to house our 6 meat birds, and later turned it into our layers home. it's working out great- but now i'm thinking 'bigger'.
we're going to try turkeys this year and i'm looking for a simple solution to housing. our coop is pretty extensive, since it was intended for long term use, but i'm not looking to build something quite so grand this time. i'm also looking for advice on which turkeys are the best investment. my local shop has either bronze breasted or white breasted turkeys to choose from. i love the way the bronze look, but are they really that much harder to clean? i've also been told bronze have a better temperament... but i'm not really hedging my purchase on that. i'm just curious what others experience has been. also, if i'm not breeding, should i even bother with a tom? or just stick to the jennys?
any help would be fantastic!