turkey roost

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by turkeyman, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. turkeyman

    turkeyman Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a tom that free ranges. He does not roost very high and I am afraid something might attack him. He roost on the chicken and other turkey pens. The only reason that I don't put him in with the other turkeys is because the other tom tries to fight him. When will he roost in trees?
     
  2. KaoticKritters

    KaoticKritters Out Of The Brooder

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    Nov 21, 2007
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    too answer your question about a turkey rooting in a tree is yes they do. But you can put both toms togeth they will eventually find out whos boss and will be fine it might take a few times but they'll get over it. hope I answered some of your quetion
     
  3. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    It depends on how heavy he is as to how high he's going to try to roost. If he's several feet off the ground, I wouldn't worry too much. Mine roost on the edge of my chicken pens, which are about 6 ft or so. I've never lost a bird to anything while roosting on the edges of the pens.
     

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