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Turkey Harness?

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Has anyone tried to make a harness for a turkey or know of any place to buy one that would actually fit?

 

This is my buddy Jasper and I would love to have him out and about a bit more.

 

post #2 of 8

for my chickens I just used a dog harness for the big hens. I'm sure you can adjust the size. Gorgeous turkey by the way

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Thank you, I don't know who is prouder of him...  Us or him.  hehe.  He is the big teddy bear in our little flock.  We introduced a new chicken last week and he protected her from the other chickens during the usual dominance routine.

 

What kind of dog harness did you use?
 

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I had used the kind for small dog such as yorkies, Chihuahuas, and ect.

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I don't have any turkeys (I hope to get some this year) but your subject caught my eye so I thought I'd post my experience with chickens. There are two main types of dog harnesses: the kind with a strap going straight across the chest and the kind where the chest piece forms a "V". I have always used the "V" types with birds and had good results. Good luck finding one big enough for a turkey and let us know what he thinks of it.
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I once used one on a rabbit, when we first brought her home, so she could eat freely, but I wound up with an empty harness very fast. That Wascally Wabbit !bun.gif

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There are two main types of dog harnesses: the kind with a strap going straight across the chest and the kind where the chest piece forms a "V". I have always used the "V" types with birds and had good results.

 

Thanks, that's the kind of advice I was looking for.

 

Hopefully he will take to it fine.  He mostly stays right up around me anyway when I'm in the pen or anywhere near, so I don't think it's going to be much of a stretch to have him out on a harness and leash.  He's getting so big I can barely pick him up anymore and I still want to take him out of the pen.

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Oh my goodness, he is beautiful! What type of Turkey is he? I have my very first turkey and he is like my best friend lol. He has his own Facebook page now 'Pet Turkeys - Darwins Story'. He was disabled when he was born ;)

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