Turkey coop ideas?

Isyovi

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So we are saving two turkeys because their owner was going to cull them. he didn't have enough space. We were planning on having turkeys next spring but this is a nice oppertunity for us. The only problem is, we need a coop for them and we don't have any ideas how to make it. Of course i saw some youtube video's but still. We have a shed for our chickens but i read turkeys would rather be outside and high up? So if anyone has some nice ideas or pictures they are more then welcome!
 
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ronott1

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It sounds like you are on the right track!

Maybe a pen would be better. Not all turkeys can fly
 

Isyovi

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It sounds like you are on the right track!

Maybe a pen would be better. Not all turkeys can fly
So will they just sleep on the ground then? I can try to ask the owners if they sleep high up or on the ground too. We were planning on buying a second chicken run too. Sounds small but i can walk upright in that coop and it is at least 3 meters wide.
 

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So will they just sleep on the ground then? I can try to ask the owners if they sleep high up or on the ground too. We were planning on buying a second chicken run too. Sounds small but i can walk upright in that coop and it is at least 3 meters wide.
Definitely check with the owners for housing ideas. It really does depend on what breed of turkeys they are for housing
 

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So will they just sleep on the ground then? I can try to ask the owners if they sleep high up or on the ground too. We were planning on buying a second chicken run too. Sounds small but i can walk upright in that coop and it is at least 3 meters wide.
It depends on whether they are a heritage variety or a broad bread breasted variety.

Turkeys need a lot more room than chickens do. Plan on a minimum of 10 sq. ft. of clear floor space per adult turkey and a minimum of 100 sq. ft. of run space for each adult turkey. These are minimums and bigger is better.

If in an area where predators are a serious issue, a fully enclosed secure coop is the best for night time lock up. If not a 3 sided coop is used by many.

For heritage turkeys a roost that is 6' above the ground level is fine while broad breasted turkeys are better supplied with a hay or straw bale as a roost.
 

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