Originally Posted by Bush84
I have what I expect to be a unique situation that I hope others can help. I think I am going to get some bourbon reds this spring. There is somebody selling them close to where I buy bees in the spring. So it would be really handy to be able to kill two birds with one stone if you follow me. Now if you have never bought bees before they come in a wire cage and generally do have a few clinging to the cage. The cage isnt big but turkeys are. This would all have to be crammed into the back of my SUV. I would be buying adult turkeys not poults. Any suggestions? Would they fit and should I just toss them in the back or should I try to put them in something?
Also side question about feeding. What does everybody do about feeding chickens and turkeys. I free range and all would have access to the outside world. Do I find a way to make two feeders with one not accessible to chickens or do I just feed all a high protein feed?
As suggested a large dog carrier would work for the turkeys.
I free range and feed chickens together. A quality 16% protein feed will work for chickens and adult turkeys. The key here is adult turkeys. Poults and juveniles do need a higher protein than do chickens. Under those conditions, I feed the higher protein feed to everyone.
I used to go pick up packages of bees but nowadays I just have them delivered right to my house.