how tall should my fence be?

wynedot55

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you can put up a 5ft or 6ft fence.an most likely they could still fly over or jump up on it an go over.the best thing todo along with the fence is clipp 1 of their wings.
 

hinkjc

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Depends on what kind of turkeys. If they are broad breasted varieties, they can barely fly after a while. Heritage and wild strains can fly very well.

Our flight pens are 8 foot tall and covered in flight top netting to keep them in. We raise wild eastern turkeys.

Jody
 
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Frosty

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If they are first year birds, they can go over. I had a 6 foot fence with a board across the top, it was about 18" under the top of the doorway in my horse shelter. I had to close up the rest of the space because they kept roosting on the top board and jumping down on the outside. And this was AFTER I clipped one wing. (And be careful if you clip wings as they get older... I got a smack in the nose with a wing and thought for sure my nose was broken. It hurt!!!)
 

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