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killing cone for BBB turkeys

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Molpet, May 17, 2016.

  1. Molpet

    Molpet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2015
    N. Illinois
    wondering where to get a good cone for BBB toms? I have heard some are better than others for chickens. Not sure my traffic cone would hold a tom turkey. I have a while they are 8 weeks old.
  2. azjustin

    azjustin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2016
    Tucson, AZ
    I looked at stainless cones and decided to buy a truck instead.

    Talking to a sheet metal shop down the road from us, galvanized is just fine (keep it clean). When I asked the price, the guy just laughed and asked me to bring them a six pack and dimensions of what it needed to be. The labor cost is almost double of the materials, and he estimated about 10 minutes to cut and form it.

    Ask around, or just buy one off the internet.
  3. TexasLisa

    TexasLisa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2012
    Rosenberg, TX
    2 years ago we raised BBWs. My husband and I used a large gunny sack. We cut the corner off and slipped that over their head. Their head poked through the cut corner. We then raised them up in the air using a lift. The gunny sack kept them from thrashing about. It was cheap and not messy at all. Good luck in whatever you choose!
  4. Molpet

    Molpet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2015
    N. Illinois
    Thank you both for the ideas [​IMG]

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