1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

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

    21
    0
    22
    Sep 17, 2009
    Santaquin, Utah
    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

    21
    0
    22
    Sep 17, 2009
    Santaquin, Utah
    The trees aren't tiny--the smallest is about 6 feet tall. But the lower branches are only a foot off the ground.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by