Is this suitable housing for new adult tom and hen??

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Arielle, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    I'm planning to buy a 1 yr tom and hen soon.

    I don't know what to provide for them --a coop and run?---until they learn this is their new home and will stay here on a new farm and not wander off. THese are Bourbons and can fly out of any fencing.

    Should I make a small covered run attached to an old large dog crate, the solid plastic kind with grilled vents on 2 sides? I can't lock them in as the door is gone (broken and recycled long ago) Or should I lock them up and use a different coop?
     
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  2. weirdturkeyfreak

    weirdturkeyfreak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You need an 8X8 space (4X4 per bird) and it needs to have a chicken wire and a small enclosed fencing area so they don't fly out
     
  3. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And, they will need a roost. Turkeys love to roost.
     
  4. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    So I need an 8x4 floor space for 2 birds; how high??? If it's for short term use, can it be low???
     
  5. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] They need a roost so it can't be too short. 6' at the lowest.
     
  6. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    Thank you!
     

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