how big to I build my turkey nesting boxes?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by trunkman, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. trunkman

    trunkman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 26, 2009
    Rock Hill SC
    Hi everyone, I hatched some turkeys this spring and want my hens to hatch their own poults instead of my having to buy them from a breeder. I just need to know how big to make the nesting boxes, I have chicken nest boxes but know they are too small for turkeys so I'm in need of a little advice from someone who knows, how big are your turkey next boxes? [​IMG]
     
  2. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    Im not positive on the appropriate size if you were gonna build a nest box I would guess atleast 18"x18" maybe a little bigger. I use a pallet that leans against the coop wall and that is where they lay everyday.

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  3. trunkman

    trunkman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 26, 2009
    Rock Hill SC
    Thanks for the reply. I notice you have bourbon reds too, how old are they? [​IMG]
     
  4. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    I have 2 Toms 2 hens and they are 1year 3months. I also have 4 new hens to add to them they are range between 3-5months old.
     

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