How Much Space??

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by anthonyjames, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. anthonyjames

    anthonyjames Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 12 BBB Turkeys and my hoop style tractors are 10 x 8. Will this be enough room to raise out 12 in there moving daily? As they get bigger say 8 - 12 weeks I will clip their wing so they stay grounded and hopefully my electric netting will keep them in and they will be able to range during the day with my Rangers.
     
  2. anthonyjames

    anthonyjames Chillin' With My Peeps

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    terri9630 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I had 6 in a 4x8 pen and they quickly out grew it. I just fencecd in the area between my garage and my fence and they now have a 40x30 pen. I don't think there is any point to clipping the wings, they are very heavy and haven't tried to fly since they were a couple of months old.
     
  4. scubaforlife

    scubaforlife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BBB's get a bit too heavy to lift off.

    The electric fence is a good idea for predators at night, but during the day the turkeys don't care if they get zapped.
     

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