how many can i have

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by love2chicken, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. love2chicken

    love2chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    i have a pen that is 72 sq feet 12x6xx6 with a roof thinking that i will put the coop on the out side so total would be 16x6x6 please let me know how many i coud have thanks for your help
     
  2. Clay Valley Farmer

    Clay Valley Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    May depend some on what sort of turkeys and to what age. But many books say 5 sqr feet pir bird.

    That is sheltered space for roosting so if your coup is 24 sqr feet likely about 5 would be max. if you looked at the whole pen as their space then you might be able to go a few more. If you are just growing out BB meat turkeys for 12 weeks or so you might get away with a few more than if you were keeping them longer term.

    I have 16 turkeys in a 16x8 tractor with half a dozen chickens, it is fairly full and have seen a little feather picking.
     
  3. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    I would only run 3-4 adults in that pen. They do need shelter from the sun and weather but most turkeys won't use a coop.
     

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