turkey leashes?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by granmahen, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. granmahen

    granmahen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DH is worried if we let turkey free range part of day she will fly away. We're in town so that wouldn't be a good idea. He wonders if there's a way to leash her until we see what she'll do. Any ideas?
     
  2. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

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    Interesting concept! Perhaps a dog harness modified to fit her? You didn't mention if she is full grown... Plus if you are in town it is likely a dog will kill her.
     
  3. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    I had a friendly rooster that I could walk on a leash. I put the leash on his leg above his spur, so it couldnt slide off and it worked.
     
  4. pdpatch

    pdpatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I have thought about this. and maybe one of those harnesses for dogs that go around the chest.
     
  5. cloudswinger

    cloudswinger Out Of The Brooder

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    Make sure the harness doesn't go around the wings. They can't walk that well if their wings are strapped down too... learned that as a kid with some chickens. I'll assume that turkeys probably are the same way.
     
  6. Mahlzeit

    Mahlzeit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say put the leash to the leg. I have done it with chickens when I was young and it worked great. Good Luck:D
     
  7. Peeper

    Peeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Funny, I was just asking the guy at the feed store how I could tie out my peacock and he said his dad use to tie out their rooster by putting a leather strap around the leg, put a hole in the leather and tie or clip a leash to the strap. I'm going to try it.
     
  8. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put the food in an obvious spot and you shouldn't have to worry about her taking off. It is breeding season, but mostly the toms do the wandering.
     
  9. KellyandKatie

    KellyandKatie Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. granmahen

    granmahen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone...will try the leg leash first thing.[​IMG]
     

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