Turkey Questions

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Chicken03, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. Chicken03

    Chicken03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am thinking about getting some turkeys to add to my chicken flock. Will turkeys get along with chickens? Do they stay in a coop at night? Will they range far from the coop or stay close? How long until you can eat them? Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Harp Turkey Ranch

    Harp Turkey Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will turkeys get along with chickens?

    Yes

    Do they stay in a coop at night?

    They would prefer to sleep in trees or somewhere up high, but if you train them at a young age they get use to going in a coop and they will.

    Will they range far from the coop or stay close?

    They will go as far as they need to get food. For the most part they will stay close.

    How long until you can eat them?

    If you get good stock with good growth genes, 24-32 weeks hatchery and sub par birds you are looking at 1.5 years or so.​
     

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