just got some 4 month old turkeys HELP PLEASE

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by jemmasgrandma, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. jemmasgrandma

    jemmasgrandma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi ---I just bought 5, 16 week old turkeys...I've never had turkeys before, how long do I keep them in the coop before letting them out to free range? We live on a farm, their coop & large free range area is private. Thanks
     
  2. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    Are they meatie turkeys (bbw's) or heritage breeds? If they're BBW's, you could let them out now...they won't go far. If they are a heritage breed, I would keep them penned up for about a week just to make sure that they know where home is.
     
  3. jemmasgrandma

    jemmasgrandma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just plain old white turkeys [​IMG]
     
  4. jemmasgrandma

    jemmasgrandma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I just added a picture, my first attempt at turkeys! I got them from some guy in Shipshewana. I see you're from Walkerton! I'm near Warsaw [​IMG]
     
  5. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    Yeah, not far from Warsaw...those are BBW's but still pretty young....give them a few days in the pen to know where they belong [​IMG]
     

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