I Need your ideas for Converting a Run-in Horse Shelter

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by danschicks, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. danschicks

    danschicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 10X12 foot 3-sided run in horse shelter. I would like to use it for turkeys as their shelter. I would like to keep about 6-10 birds, maybe 3 varieties, so I can taste and see which ones we like best. Leaning towards Narragansetts, Bourbon Reds, Midget Whites. I have just started reading some of the turkey threads on this site. I would like advice, and or pictures of converted horse sheds to give me some ideas. I also plan to make a fenced in yard. I have been raising laying hens and meat chickens for a few years now and would like to try turkeys. I will also do my own butchering. Let me know your thoughts. Thanks
     
  2. danschicks

    danschicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Uhmm... Okay... Thanks anyway.
     
  3. ma2babygurl13

    ma2babygurl13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just saw this thread.... We used a run in just like yours... it is 3 sided a wooden frame with corregated metal on the 3 sides and the roof. All we did was attach a 6' high dog kennel to it to make the run, and used plastic fencing for a top to the run and the top of the shelter where there would be a gap because the run was about 8' high. Inside the run we added boards for roosting, and have done nothing else. For the winter we are going to build our turkeys a "strawgloo" an igloo made out of straw. I will try and take pics and show you. BTW we used pipe hanging strap (from the plumbing isle at lowes) to attach the dog kennel panels to the shelter, it is a roll of metal that has holes drilled in it and it is usually used to hang plumbing pipe. [​IMG] Good luck!
     
  4. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    I think it will work just fine. We are in Eastern NC and ours have no trouble at all with the winter time temps. We use range roosts for ours and they work get.

    Steve in NC
     
  5. danschicks

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    Thanks guys, I appreciate the input.
     

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