new turkey coop in progress

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by bigtuna, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. bigtuna

    bigtuna Out Of The Brooder

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    ok got a question coop dimensona are 6ftx5ft 6ft tall at the front and 5ft tall at the back, will have 4 nesting boxes on the outside ald a roost bar inside, will this house 4 hens and a tom at nite the run will be 10ftx16ft and 6ft tall?? any help greatly appreciated thanks, pics will follow later
     
  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    That's plenty big to let them sleep in, but you may need 2 perches for 5 turkeys.
     
  3. Turkeyrangler

    Turkeyrangler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this is what I have set up for 6 turkeys, 4 laying hens and a peafowl.

    Almost done.

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    Happy birds

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    before building

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    coop is about 8'x12' and the run is 12'x24'. I have hardware clothe 2 feet up the sides and 1 foot out on the ground to keep out predators. Didn't have that set up in the pictures yet. The top is covered with 2x4 welded wire, but it doesn't show in the pic with the birds well. Completely enclosed.

    added a pic with the birds and hardware clothe put up.

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    Last edited: Aug 5, 2010
  4. bigtuna

    bigtuna Out Of The Brooder

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    turkeyrangler went bck and saw ur build thread thats awesome. and thanks for the reply
     
  5. Turkeyrangler

    Turkeyrangler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To be honest, I'm new to this in a way. I used to help my grandparents and uncles with their birds when I was young. This is what I came up with out of my head. They seem to like it fine. We'll see when winter hits hard up here and they have to be cooped for a couple months at least. We have a long winter in Northern Mn. I have talked to a few locals and they think I have plenty of room. They have even suggested more birds, We'll see how it goes.
     

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