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how tall should my fence be?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by mycountrycabin, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. mycountrycabin

    mycountrycabin Songster

    Mar 29, 2008
    I have some turkeys and i would like to know how tall my fence should be so they cant jump/fly over it?

    Thank You!!!
  2. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    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.
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    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.

    Last edited: Apr 11, 2008
  4. mycountrycabin

    mycountrycabin Songster

    Mar 29, 2008
    i have 6 braodbreasted and 4 giant whites, do you think they would fly over a 6ft fence?
  5. Frosty

    Frosty Songster 10 Years

    Mar 30, 2008
    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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