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  1. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2007
    Riverside,CA
    I have 2 full grown turkeys in an 8' X 8' pen. im getting 6 more this month. I was wondering how many turkeys can i fit in an 8' X 16'? Thanks in advance.
     
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    55885100 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    about 100, they only need a 1 1/2 square foot per turky, for them to be comfertable [​IMG]
     
  3. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Quote:That is a new sort of definition of "comfortable" for me.

    To me, "comfortable" is where the bird can walk around and stretch without running into anyone else, and have some actual unoccupied space around it.


    Pat
     
  4. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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  5. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    We have 11 turkeys in a 10x20' run, and right now it seems huge, but when they're 45 pounds each??? I think it will be just right. [​IMG]
     
  6. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2007
    Riverside,CA
    Well if my math is right it would be a 36 square foot area. If they need 4 square feet each i could fit approximatly 6-7 turkeys right? I need 8 heritage breed turkeys to fit in the 8' X 16' pen. do you think it will be ok?
     
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  7. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    8' x 16' = 128 square feet

    So 8 turkeys in the 128 square feet will give them 16 square feet per bird which will be fine for them. [​IMG]

    I'm glad you asked this question as Skip (hubby) wants to raise some turkey's for meat, eventually.


    Dawn
     
  8. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    ...and they're oh, so yummy... [​IMG]

    smoked, too... [​IMG]
     
  9. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2007
    Riverside,CA
    Quote:Hmmm no wonder i failed math.....i knew somthing was off.


    So how many turkeys can i fit into a 12' X 18' pen?
     
  10. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Mrs. AK-Bird-Brain :

    ...and they're oh, so yummy... [​IMG]

    smoked, too... [​IMG]

    Now that was plain evil since it's gonna be atleast 2 years before we even make the move to AR and can get started! [​IMG]


    Quote:12 ' x 18' = 216 square feet, so you could give 27 turkeys space which is approximately 8 square feet per bird.

    Dawn​
     

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