Turkey habitat and flock management questions

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by medan, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. medan

    medan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am building a new pen for my bourbon red turkeys but it’s not like they will stay in a pen I am worried about clipping the wings so they can’t fly because it’s their best defense against predators can I clip maybe an inch of feather or ? To limit their flight? Yet still leave them able to get away from a predator?


    Also I have one turkey that picked his foot till it was bleeding and scratches his face till it swells up and advice?
     
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2010
  2. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    How tall is the fence in your pen?
     
  3. medan

    medan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    10 feet high
     
  4. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    With a 10 foot fence clipping one wing will keep them in.

    Steve
     

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