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Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by FarmerGilland, May 30, 2011.

  1. FarmerGilland

    FarmerGilland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you know when to move them from the brooder box to the coop?[​IMG]
     
  2. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    Depends on your weather, type of coop. I'm here in Texas where it is hot. This time of year, I move them to a grow out pen in my barn at 4-5 weeks. You would not want them in an outdoor coop at this age without good shelter from cool nights and storms. A good rain storm would still kill them because they don't have enough brains to come in out of the rain.
     
  3. FarmerGilland

    FarmerGilland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I live in Alabama! The coop is 6x8 with an attached 16x10 fenced in pen!
     
  4. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in Minnestoa, and put mine outside to free range at six weeks. They are not always smart enough to get out of the rain, but they are feathered out enough to take it.
     
  5. beerman

    beerman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put mine out when the buffalo gnats are gone, they will kill them fast.
     
  6. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    Quote:Glad we don't have buffalo gnats!
     
  7. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:I agree. Same here. It is hot in Louisiana, so I can move mine outside earlier than most.
     
  8. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't know if I did it right, but mine came out of the brooder at 3 weeks and into a small mobile coop for 2 weeks, then into their coop with run. They are fat, trying to fly, and love the sun
     
  9. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:Sounds right to me. [​IMG]
     

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