I trim the flight feathers on my turkeys, too. I clip them on one side, so they're lopsided. Considering how powerful they are, I wouldn't be surprised if both sides were clipped, if they could still get enough oomph to clear an obstacle. With one side, when they try to fly, they spin and crash. They learned quite quickly to stop trying!My only complaints with them so far is they love to fly out of the fence and crap on the porch, car, picnic table, roof of the house, kids toys, and everything else on the property. Finally cut their wings! No problems now.
It is a bit too late to order poults this year, but Porter's Heritage Turkeys are a great place. If you are intimidated by the 15 poult minimum, then you can usually find folks go join in on an order locally. It spreads out the costs for everyone, too. You have to order from there early to get exactly what you want.Thanks! Will definitely get some chicks to go with them! Which hatcherys, if any, did y'all use?