Turkey Lurkey 1 year old

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Twinkkitten, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. Twinkkitten

    Twinkkitten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She just starting laying eggs a week ago. She refuses to sleep in the chicken coop, preferring instead to perch on the fence all light. It is safe but I worry about her up there.
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  2. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    I wouldn't consider her safe from predators. Anything can get her including Owls weasels raccoons etc, though im not sure what you have in your area. I had a young turkey that insisted on sleeping up on top of a chicken pen. I climbed up every night and got her and put her in the coop. I was very thankful when she was big enough to be penned with the adult turkeys since they are fully enclosed. I don't let any of my poultry sleep outside of a coop not since last summer when something ripped the heads off 4 off my roosters.
     
  3. Twinkkitten

    Twinkkitten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in a residential area. I have a big fence all around my yard. Although she is a sweet turkey, I cannot get to close. Only recently she lets me pet her. She was abandoned and left without food for months. Poor birdy. She is still traumatized by egg laying. :/
     

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