Should i put Turkeys or Chickens in orchard?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Jolynn191978, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. Jolynn191978

    Jolynn191978 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey everyone--I need some advice. I am going to fence in my orchard area and put in either chicks (broilers) or turkeys. Which would be the best at not ripping apart my fruit trees? Someone told me turkeys are less destructive but i am not sure.
     
  2. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've seen farmers let their chickens into orchards a lot and never heard that they destroyed anything... are your trees small? Even then my chooks don't bother trees in my yard so I don't know what they would hurt, especially in a place that probably has lots of bugs and yummy stuff to browse on right on the ground.
     
  3. Jolynn191978

    Jolynn191978 Out Of The Brooder

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    The trees aren't tiny--the smallest is about 6 feet tall. But the lower branches are only a foot off the ground.
     

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