free range turkey

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

  1. shmeggs

    shmeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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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