The living arrangements are similar, but you can’t (or shouldn’t if you want them to survive) put them with the other chicks.
Turkeys chicks need to start at 95 to 100 degree temps in a brooder, but then you reduce the temp by 5 degrees every week, like chicks. Whatever temps your chicks are at now isn’t warm enough for newly hatched poults, as they will catch a chill and die.
Something else to know… they don’t move as freely in and out of the heated areas because as a whole they are not as smart as chicks. (I have and raise turkeys, so I can get away with calling them, um… dumb.
They also have to start out on a higher protein food.
A 28% starter is best, but a 26% will also work. Most chick starters for egg layers don’t go over 22%.
You start them high, and in 6 to 8 week increments change the protein levels. How and which foods you feed depends on if you are raising them to be meat birds, or family flock members.
A trick to help them find their food and water, is to put shiny marbles or rocks in them. Large enough so they can’t swallow them, but that they can peck at them. Turkeys love shiny things and in pecking at them will discover the food and water. Be vary careful with using a waterer that is for very small chicks. If they somehow fall into a waterer designed for bigger chicks, they won’t struggle very long before they give up and die.
With all that said… they are great birds to have around. Once they are old enough, you can put them with the chickens and they will learn to peck and scratch like them. As they grow they will lightly (usually) fuss with chickens to establish a flock order just as chickens do amongst themselves , but won’t pick on a chicken unless something is wrong with it, just like chickens do.
If you decide to breed them later on, I have great success with placing the turkey eggs under a broody chicken hen to hatch and raise just like chicks. My hatch rates are much higher than most and chicken moms are more dedicated than turkey moms. Well, maybe not more dedicated, but smarter which makes for more success.
Some breeds are far friendlier than others. I have Bourbon Reds which are one of the nicest birds. Other breeds can be aloof, and the broad breasted varieties usually won’t live to full adulthood because of being bred to grow and mature fast like broiler chickens, so if you intend to keep them, be sure to know which breed they are.
Feel free to ask any specific questions and I’ll try to help if I know the answers.
Here are some links that can help- http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/Turkeys/BRKTurkey.html http://albc-usa.org/cpl/wtchlist.html#turkeys http://www.motherearthnews.com/Sustainable-Farming/Raising-Turkeys-At-Home.aspx