Is this normal?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by ComeBackYeller, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. ComeBackYeller

    ComeBackYeller New Egg

    Nov 25, 2013
    Just got this girl yesterday as a BFF (sometimes you have to buy your friends I suppose) for our turkey, Petunia. Petunia originally started as Thanksgiving dinner but quickly won my heart; I'll make a bad farmer; more like an animal rescue center. Anyway, I have renamed them 'Pete' and 'Repeat'. Last night I found Repeat (new girl) up roosting with my layers. I was quite surprised. Pete sleeps on the floor of the coop, which is 50' long and 25' wide.....quite large enough for everyone. Wondering if this is normal? These are my 1st turkeys.
  2. gmendoza

    gmendoza Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2010
    Rock Hill,SC
    perfectly normal for turkeys to roost.

    In the wild, turkeys fly up to branches in the trees. its in their nature to roost.

    what breeds are they???
  3. RedIII

    RedIII Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 30, 2011
    Tooele, Utah
  4. redwing76

    redwing76 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 21, 2010
    My question is do you keep the inside of your coop so clean? My gosh...mine looks positively horrible compared to yours. I think I would sleep in yours if I had to...
  5. frank53061

    frank53061 Chillin' With My Peeps

    The Tom being on the floor maybe by the size you gave maybe he is to heavy to get up on the roost depending on the height of the roost from the floor he may need a roost closer to the ground say 2 feet or so.
    all birds like to roost.
    What breed are they if they are Brod breasted production breed you may want to watch there feed intake or they will be short lived they will eat them selves to death...if there Holland whites then there is not a problem.
    Your right they can get under your skin I think they have more personality than chickens do.

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