How big of a coop for 6 birds

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by 3 NH reds, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. 3 NH reds

    3 NH reds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am raising egg laying chickens and now want to move on to Turkey. I will be getting 6 pullets from the local co-op the end of May. There was no choice so White turkeys it is.I am thinking of getting a 8' by 8' metal shed and adding a 8' by 16' run. is this enough if I want to raise them untill the late fall. I have no plans this year for breeding or winter birds, want to go in slow. Not sure why the State requires 6 turkey min order.
     
  2. debbyvenus

    debbyvenus Out Of The Brooder

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    You are lucky 6 is the minimum, most hatchery's in Ohio have 9 or 20 minimum and at $10 each that's alot of dough! I will be raising 6 Royal Palms coming next month and hope 8'x7' pen will be large enough. I have a large run for them 70'x70'. I'd like to give them as much room as they need as they love foraging. Maybe someone here can answer you better. I'd be interested in it also. I have 7 Barred Rock hens that will be 1 year old next month and have been laying up a storm. They are great and friendly hens. I love them. They have there own coop and run.
     

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