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New to turkeys!!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by BarefootMom, May 13, 2011.

  1. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Songster

    Jul 20, 2010
    Half Way, Missouri
    Hi ya'll I have chickens, ducks, and rabbits but I have never had any turkeys! Going this afternoon to pick up 2 Blue Slate Turkeys (Suppossed to be a pair but we will see) They had them advertised on CL for $25 for the pair. see the listing here: http://springfield.craigslist.org/grd/2376694967.html I know from Cackle that babies are over $7 each so I am thinking that $25 is a good deal right?

    Anything I need to know?? Should I put them in their own pen or can I let them be with the chickens?? All of my chickens and ducks free range, but I have pens that I can use. I already feed a flock raiser type stuff so that isn't a problem.

    housing?? Do they need any type of housing?? My ducks don't really have anything...they get under the trucks and camper occasionally. We also have an old Igloo doghouse that they use sometimes.


  2. jdopler

    jdopler Songster

    Jun 14, 2010
    Roggen, Colorado
    [​IMG] well congrats on your turkeys, they are a lot of fun.
    Mine free range with the chickens no problems and will occasionally fly over my 6 ft fence to explore other food options and return to the yard to roost on top of my A-frame coop at night, Even in snow and rain they seem to prefer open outdoor areas than a coop.

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