Getting Turkeys to sleep in the hut

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by 1eggnog, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. 1eggnog

    1eggnog Out Of The Brooder

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    We have a hut for our 3 new baby girl turkeys but im not sure how to convince them to sleep in there as they are currently in a large rabbit run (so they can be introduced to the chickens so theres less fighting later). The chickens also share the hut so i dont really want to keep them locked in the hut all day to get used to it... any ideas or advice on this matter?
     
  2. Celie

    Celie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Be careful with rabbits and chickens together. Rabbits should not come in contact with bird poop. Any new animals should be quarenteened for 30 days, unless you hatch them yourself or get them from a reputable hatchery. Putting their food into their coop will tell them where home is, but make sure they know where it is and do not put turkeys with older chickens. If the chicks and turkeys are the same age, they should follow their chicken family with no trouble, but as poults, they need to stay in the brooder much longer that chicks, as they are much more fragile and will die if they catch a chill!
     
  3. 1eggnog

    1eggnog Out Of The Brooder

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    oh dont worry we only use the rabbit run for introducing birds to eachother to try and avoid too much fighting. The run is massive so its perfect for that but the rabbits we have live indoors so no risk of that :)

    So they should sleep where there is food? thats handy of them :) thank you :)
     

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