Indoor turkeys

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by andrewhill, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. andrewhill

    andrewhill Out Of The Brooder

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    I want to raise a few turkeys in a suburb. I live in michigan so I have the right to do so. (Right to farm act) I am buying a 10x12 greenhouse to use. How many midget whites could I have in there?
     
  2. retlaw

    retlaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are going to have a few issues.

    Green house will get very hot in the summer.
    Toms could drive your neighbor crazy.
    When a full grown tom gobbles in a coup you have to cover your ears.
    Toms can be heard as far as a mile away.
     
  3. andrewhill

    andrewhill Out Of The Brooder

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    Good to know, glad I'm only keeping 1 tom. The greenhouse will get a couple panels replaced with screen in summer I just want to save money so today's coop is tomorrow's orangery.
     
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  4. andrewhill

    andrewhill Out Of The Brooder

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    I've never had chickens or any poultry. Has anyone done the zip tie around the neck to keep a rooster from crowing and if so does it work on toms?
     
  5. jim c

    jim c Out Of The Brooder

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    I have only one tom and he really doesn't gobble that often. so go for it. I keep 2 midget whites in a 8x8 coop . so figure 64 sq ft and a coop of 120 sq ft like you talking would hold 4-5 just fine. I would go with 4 hens and on tom if I had a coop that size. more room the better.
     
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  6. andrewhill

    andrewhill Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh and my neighbors dogs drive me crazy (3:00am barking) so I see it as he has a right to have dogs and I can have some turkeys. I've never called for a noise complaint and I'm expecting he won't either. We never talk though just have a I'll keep to myself understanding.
     
  7. chknoodles

    chknoodles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG...has someone really done this...put a zip tie on their rooster's neck????? No way!!!
     
  8. retlaw

    retlaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds harsh.
     
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  9. retlaw

    retlaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A turkey mostly only gobbles when they are disturbed like a load noise.
    But when you have a flock of them and they gang gobble look out.
     
  10. chknoodles

    chknoodles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, we have 9 (3 Toms and 6 Hens)...the boys love to gobble..they gobble at the dog, the cat, any car driving by, the sound of our front door opening, if they hear a radio playing they really gobble, and when we whistle..they gobble in response. But I like that sound!
     

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