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post #41 of 44
Wow, looking good, how many toms are already displaying. My first batch displayed early, but after that there was always adult toms so they don't display as young anymore.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #42 of 44
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I forgot to mention we added power to to the turkey barn. They have a fan during the day as it is hot here, and I have a light and outlet in there now. We did put a couple inches of sand in, we put some shavings and straw but not much. It stays dry and I scoop it every couple days with a kitty pooper scooper to keep the waste from getting too much. We are still working on the outdoor space. I had no idea how fast they would grow compared to the chickens. I did leave a couple of the Buff Orpingtons in with the turkeys because my chicken coop is full and I didn't want the hens to be over crowded. 

Even with the strong brackets on the perches we are going to have to add center supports because the Toms are so heavy they make the thick dowels wiggle when they get on.

post #43 of 44
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About 4 of them are displaying. One of the Royal Palms started first and displays most often. At what age will they start to argue? 

post #44 of 44
My toms didn't really start fighting until the following Spring during their first mating season. We also use sand, topped off yearly as needed. I also scoop daily with a kitty litter scoop taped to a handle so I don't need to bend over. We use 2x4 for roosts with the 4 up, so far they seem to be holding well considering the weight put on them nightly.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
Reply
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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