Turkey Roost

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by al6517, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    Do I need to add some roost in my Turkey run, I only have 5 Turkeys in a big 12'x12' covered run. do turkey's even roost?
  2. pdpatch

    pdpatch Songster

    Apr 5, 2008
    Hastings, Nebraska
    Yes some turkeys roost. The BB bronze and Great White don't as much as they get older.

    Roost for older (starting at about 10 to 15 weeks old) birds are usually 24 inches off the ground, all at the same height, and 2 x4 or 2x3 on it's side.

    I took the legs off of one of ours because our BB Bronze didn't look to steady getting on and off. But with it laying on the ground they didn't like it,and use that space for more room to fly around.


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