how many can i have

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

  1. love2chicken

    love2chicken In the Brooder

    Jan 19, 2011
    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 Songster

    Sep 7, 2010
    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 Songster

    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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