Help - need to kick the turkey poults out!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by BeardedChick, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    They are almost 6 weeks old and pew!! They stink! The brooder is indoors, and I have been bringing them in at night because night time temperatures are still in the mid-upper 40's.

    When can I move these smelly turkeys out into the coop? I have setup an enclosed coop for them, can I keep them out there at night if they have a light?
     
  2. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    yes you sure can.move them out to their coop to stay.
     
  3. moenmitz

    moenmitz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My poults are just six weeks today, and they have been outside in the barn without a heat lamp at night for two weeks now. Start by turning it off during the day, then after a few days, night too. They will be fine as long as they have shelter.
     
  4. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you so much - I will get them a bag of fluffy shavings and a roost and kick them out tonight!

    They have been out in the tractor during the day, and they really like being outdoors. I think the green stuff they are eating in the tractor is contributing to the ever increasing turkey stink. [​IMG]
     
  5. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    My turkeys are the same age. They are outside now:

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  6. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Love the big rosebush by the turkey-tat. I still need to build a proper run. Are yours bourbon reds, too?

    Picked up shavings today, and my neighbor gave me a door for the coop. Turkeys are movin' out tonight!
     
  7. freshegg

    freshegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes they are stinky little birds. I had mine in the house in a fish tank and cleaned several times a day but peew! had to put them in a large dog crate on the enclosed porch a few nights ago. Im getting a cute playhouse tommorow or thursday to put them in outside.How do such little cute things create such a deadly smell. Do they stink that bad outside cause if they do I dont think I will raise them again or wait till they are 35 or so lbs to cull.
     
  8. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine don't stink outside - but they are next to a horse corral. So who knows how it smells to 'normal' people (where can we find one of them to tell us?? [​IMG])

    I got my coop fixed up with a nice 6' pony wall divider inside of a shed - and darn if they weren't all roosting up there this morning! Now I have to extend the wall to the roof. I thought it would take them a couple of weeks to fly that well.

    Oh Hamburgers!
     

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