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Outdoor Turkey Pen needs?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by syble, May 11, 2011.

  1. syble

    syble Songster

    Jan 10, 2011
    I recently got eggs from a guy who kept his turkeys outside in stationary pens year round. they were chain link circular things(around 8' diameter i would guess, maybe a bit bigger) with a 4'x2'x4' 3 sided shelter and perch in the center. he was keeping trios and pairs in there, and his birds looked great! I want to make a few permanent pens outside here. Predator wise our biggest problem would be cyote and fox, hawk/bald eagle too(though i intend to net the tops to prevent the latter from being a problem).

    We are thinking of using galvinized corn crib fencing(2"x4" holes) for the sides, and making a frame with PT 2x4 held in the ground with 4x4. Will a run that is 16 x 10 be sufficient? we're thinking of making an attached shelter on the end but more lik 5' deep, and possibly majority of the 10' width, thinking maybe of partially closing it off aswell.

    My hope is to keep a trio or quad in there. Is that sufficient?

  2. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Songster

    Jun 30, 2010
    Aitkin, MN
    40 to 50 sq ft per bird seems like more than enough for penned birds.

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