Originally Posted by mamalaoshi
Originally Posted by ivan3
Depends on what you have to work with. For daytime use, a couple of folding infant/toddler fences - staked to ground and covered with hardware cloth would do. Only thing you would have to cobble together would be an enclosed night time area within fencing and SECURE lighting source for heat.
If your adults are in a run, you can use one side of the fencing as the 4th side of juvenile pen (build onto - poles through fencing at three feet for roof support/cable tie hardware cloth over poles and work out sides/opening).
Got to think like a turkey
Thank you for your advice. I've got lots of materials except I'll have to get some more hardware cloth. I'm not sure how big or tall I should make it for 12 so that they don't outgrow it before they are ready.
We kept 5 in a 6x8x4 chain link dog run (covered with hardware cloth and tarp, during the night, until we finished getting their shed & run constructed (they would have been about 11 weeks at that point), but one of us was here to let them out every day around two in the afternoon so they could stretch their wings. (L-R: human keeping an eye out for the Slates to come winging out and at him, "dog run", shed under construction, Royal just landing, Royal flying by, chicken coop)
Might be of help as to the "scale" you'll need, depending on how long you'll have them "detained".Edited by ivan3 - 7/18/15 at 11:53pm