Turkey Tractors

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Jared77, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. Jared77

    Jared77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anybody have any info on roughly how many turkeys in a tractor? I'm looking to do a few next year and wasnt sure how many I could put in an 8 x 8 or 8 x 12 tractor.

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  2. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:That depends on the size of the tractor, the quality/density of the pasture, and how often you plan to move the tractor.
     
  3. HennyJenny

    HennyJenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had my 7 BBW's in an 8 x 12 hoop coop. This worked fine up until about the last two weeks of 19. The last two weeks - in order to not be laying in total nastiness - they had to be moved every day. I had a very dense CRP pasture to move them around in so it was fairly hardy. There was still greens after a day - just a lot of turkey poo that I preferred they didn't have to lay in. At the end the 8 by 12 was a little small for 7 BBW's (at least in my estimation of the room they had and the "comfort" I wished to afford them.) Do I think they were at all disturb by the other birds in their coop or the poo? No - but I was [​IMG] Hope that helps.

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  4. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

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    They should free range pretty well. Build them a decent run and let them out for a few hours every day. My BBB's return to the run every night.
     
  5. barrybro

    barrybro Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 25 in a 10 by 10 tractor. I won't put that many in again. I would say 20 is the max for moving once a day (two times the last two weeks).

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  6. Buster52

    Buster52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    10 if you butcher early, fewer if they are to be in there for 6 to 8 months.
     
  7. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    wow. I've got 3 in a 6x6, and I move it every day. at least once.
     
  8. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    I've got five White Midget hens and a tom in a hoop style tractor measuring roughly 8x8. Might could go with six hens. It's moved every day. They are breeder birds so they've been in there for over a year now and doing well.
     

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