- Dec 4, 2015
So after researching the past few months We finally found some turkeys we wanted! But i'm still having a hard time with some of the finer points. We got 7 10 weekish Narag's from a private owner. Very happy healthy lil buggers! We have a old dairy barn we have already partially converted for a horse and our rabbits. We have a boarded up walk out I want to punch a hole threw and add a indoor/outdoor run to at least until spring. I have a 10'x10' area to work with indoors with a little wiggle... My husband is working on making a 4'x10' indoor fenced in area to be able to punch threw.. Ideal size for the opening?. Will this be a good "coop" area? Outside we have quite abit of room but the majority is a cement slab, good/bad? We ultimately plan on keeping any hens (2 or 3 ideally) and finding an unrelated tom for future breeding and butchering out or trading/selling all but 1 tom. Predation doesnt seem to be a major issue here, but I do want them safe until they get abit bigger. Atm they are chicken sized. I am also putting down pine shaving (same I use for my horse) have a 3 gallon heated watered and similar sized feeder... Meat maker crumbles. 21%.. We also live in Wisconsin so we get cold. They are all very well feathered and where with mom until we got them last night. Would love some i put from others a ove and beyond .. What i'm doing right, what i'm doing wrong.., and just any general advise. Also we have two young kids who want to make the keepers pets... Advise on taming, handling and do's and don't in this reguard. I know some turkeys are nice and others no so much ect..