Transport Cages

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by anthonyjames, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. anthonyjames

    anthonyjames Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So can anyone out there tell me a good transport cage height to use for Turkeys? I am thinking of making them 35.5 x 23.5 x 14 tall. Is that tall enough for Turkeys?

    I don't want to make to much taller because I would like to keep the weight down and use mainly for chickens and rabbits.

    thanks
     
  2. SED

    SED Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think that 14" tall is tall enough for a full grown turkey. I would say 24"-36" tall would be more suitable.
     
  3. Marshmallow Man

    Marshmallow Man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depend on where you're transporting them to. If they are just going to slaughter you could cut their heads off and they would be shorter. Just kidding.

    I think 24 ' high would be more suitable. Perhaps you could make them 24" high and put a removable shelf in the center for when you transport rabbits.
     
  4. anthonyjames

    anthonyjames Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the input. I have found that most transport cages being sold are between 15 - 17 inches tall. Since the would be getting transported to slaughter and not for show I may go for the shorter so when stacked they are not to high in truck and trailers.
     

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