Turkey house hoop house or stand alone building whats your thoughts?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by BooneHillbilly, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. BooneHillbilly

    BooneHillbilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in the process of building 6 25x25' turkey pens. They will have individual house in each pen.. So what's your thoughts on hoops houses vs a small pole building in each pen? Price would be around the same with the HD tarps.
     
  2. zekii

    zekii Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. junglebird

    junglebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm building little hoop houses for my flock. I want structures that let in the most light, and feel that white tarp over a hoop structure is the most cost effective and stable (i.e., wind resistant) way to go.
     
  4. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens


    yours is very similar to ours.. ours are a little bigger (we used a total of 5 cow panels) 8'8" X 16'
    here's one we're finishing today (still need to add the door, poultry netting, hardware cloth and tarp)

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  5. BooneHillbilly

    BooneHillbilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been using the hoop houses for the cornish for a few years as well as my midget whites and even my hogs... Thing is only the hogs use them.. the turkeys just sit on their roosts no matter if is -2 or 100 degrees... Looks like hoops it is...
     
  6. zekii

    zekii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Excellent !!! Hoping tractor supply has a sale soon on their cattle panels !!!

    :)

     
  7. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    we got lucky.. the day we went and got ours was the last day of a sale.. so they were only 19.98 each
     
  8. ButchGood

    ButchGood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like these hoop houses. How many large turkeys can these comfortably house.
     
  9. zekii

    zekii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you move your large hoop house around, or does it stay put in one place ?

     
  10. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    we have 23 adults in one now.. no problems except for the occasional breeding fights between the toms which has settled down a lot since they have their pecking order established.
     

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