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Question about coops

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Glenmar, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am getting 6 Turkeys this weekend. I want to free range them. I am also looking at purchasing these 8x8 pens.
    How many Turkeys could roost in these at night? Would it be hard to get them to go in there?


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  2. ivan3

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    If you are getting poults and move them to this structure when they are big enough, the food is there and you are consistent about getting them in every evening for a month or so then, yes, they'll learn that it is home and go in without further oversight from you. This excludes any hens that are looking to nest.
     
  3. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. They are babies. I am maybe getting two of these. Should I split them up with 3 in each, or is one big enough for all at night?
    This will be my first time with turkeys. The height is 10 feet. I am not sure how to make the photo bigger.
     
  4. ivan3

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    I'd get two just to separate out A. breeding pair, B. toms from hens during breeding season, C. hens nesting/brooding facility. We only have a 7x8x8 shed. It serves well as we have a pretty easy going bunch: Month one: [​IMG] Month 5: [​IMG]
     

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