Free Range Turkey questions!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Erint, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. Erint

    Erint New Egg

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    I want to raise some turkeys. I have a small pasture that is fenced with cattle fencing about 3 ft with barbed wire on top of that so altogether 4 ft. Do I need to change my fencing so they won't get out of my yard? I know they are good flyers, will they stick around? Are there things you can do to keep them from wanting to take off? Also, can you clip their wing feathers like a chicken so they can't fly as good? Are they pretty good about heading to the coop at night like the chickens? Thanks for any info!!!
     
  2. zekii

    zekii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you seen this video...?



    Free ranging heritage turkeys after they are wing clipped and banded ... looks like what I am going to try this season.

    ZeKii
     
  3. Erint

    Erint New Egg

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    That is perfect! Just what I needed to see! Thanks
     

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