A century of Turkey talk 2000-2100.

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by duluthralphie, Apr 5, 2015.

  1. irishsilkie

    irishsilkie Out Of The Brooder

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    how big does the entrance to the coop have to be
     
  2. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    For a turkey or a chicken?

    I have found it needs to be just a tad bigger than the largest bird..Or you get this:

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    See MM I found another excuse to show Bert trying to get in!
     
  3. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    The door I put on mine is 18in x something bigger than 18in but I forgot
     
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  4. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    You must use science to put yours in. I just make mine so big by so big and figure that is good. No two of mine are the same size.
     
  5. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    Haha this is the first door I have ever measured for!! My others r just tacky peices of wood
     
  6. mountain mom

    mountain mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Perfect excuse for a picture of Bert!
     
  7. mountain mom

    mountain mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will have to agree that there isn't a magic number as far as door size. If you notice they can't fit in, cut it a little bigger. Super technical over here in Colorado.
     
  8. mountain mom

    mountain mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alright, I need some very scientific and technical advice here today.

    What is the best way to deter turkeys from roosting on your deck?!
    They have a great roosting area inside the run of the coop, about the same height as the railing they enjoy so much. They know I don't want them roosting there. They fly up to the top of the pergola so I can't get them, then come back down when they think the coast is clear. I put them away at midnight last night once they came back down.
    I got my butt kicked by Dinner... he is probably 20 lbs already and sure as heck didn't want to go in.

    Any suggestions? Other than "don't let them out in the first place".
    I believe Ralph warned me of this to some extent... something about his wife's car.
     
  9. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    A garden hose will deter them eventually.

    Just point and turn it on.


    I am getting a "little" static from my spousal unit about the young turkeys sitting on the steps. I tried to tell her she was nuts and they don't sit there, but she refused to believe a sparrow flying over dropped that much poop.






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    And some of Penguin.

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  10. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    My "little" turkeys r evil!! They have started a little gang and have started going around beaiting other chickens!! I am going to post a video in a minute. Frosty tried to fight our toughest hens here and lost this time!!
     

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