turkey poults and rain

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by doop, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. doop

    doop In the Brooder

    Jul 5, 2011
    n.e minnesota
    My poults are 14 wks. now and night time temp is in 60's. They free range and roost on a 2 x 4 with galvanized sheet metal around bottom to keep predators from climbing up. Was wondering if they are ok in the rain at night. Been rounding them up and putting them in a coop when it rains but usually after i catch one. The others fly down and im stuck searching for them in the woods with a flashlight and it aint fun in the rain. So are they ok yet to stay out in the rain?

  2. Scottingitup

    Scottingitup Songster

    Nov 18, 2010
    Crestview, FL
    Mine have been out in the rain since about 8 weeks old. Night time temps here of 70's.
  3. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Crowing

    Jun 19, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    I would put them in the coop every single night. Rain or no rain. Not only can they get sick and cold from the rain but they are sitting "ducks" for predators. Once you get them trained they should go back into the coop every night on their own and you won't have to worry about it.

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