Need help with turkeys

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by bee_wrangler, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. bee_wrangler

    bee_wrangler Songster

    Sep 13, 2009
    If anyone can give me some info on what I need to do or know I would be very greatful. I just got 7 Royal Palm turkeys, about 3 months old. I will be picking them up in two weeks, so I have two weeks to learn about turkeys lol. I will be doing my homework online to learn and prep for them, but so far I am having a hard time finding info for beginners. Any advise on what they need for a coop, do they need heatllamps for winter or will they be ok with just shelter? I have a large barn, I can build a pen in that for them or build a section of it with walls and heatlights if need be. I am in Canada so it can get pretty cold. Any other info you think might help that you can share would be great!
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2009
  2. toredano

    toredano Songster

    Apr 26, 2009
    Grainger County,TN
    up there you would definetly need a shelter that is draft free and somewhat can keep the heat in. I am sure they would be ok outside but then you have the issue of frostbite. A heatlamp prolly wouldnt hurt also. A nice big fluffy shelter with hay would be ideal as it keeps heat in.

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