free range turkey

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by shmeggs, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. shmeggs

    shmeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2013
    can I free range turkeys during the day I do my chickens? I was wondering if I free range them if they go in the coop at dark just like my chickens do.
  2. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2014
    Turkeys might be harder than chickens saying that they're eyesight is a bit different and if they get stuck in the dark where they're blind as a bat they might not make it in the coop. Mine never went in their coop at night and I had to heard them every day or put the light on. But I think it's worth a try.
  3. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

    what breed are your turkeys? are they a heritage, meat, or wild breed? the wild turkeys tend to be flighty, the meat breeds are easy targets for predators, and most of the heritage turkeys are ok for that.

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