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Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Roostie, May 21, 2019.

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  1. Roostie

    Roostie Chirping

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    I have a lot of wild turkeys that come around every day looking for chicken food recently I've moved the chicken feed into the coop but sometimes I catch them in there! The are even getting slightly tame and only run off once I get within ten feet of them! Once I even got so close I could've jumped out and captured one. I don't want the turkeys giving diseases to the chickens how do I get rid of them?
     
  2. southern chooks

    southern chooks Chirping

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    Why are they able to get into the coop? Free range?
     
  3. Roostie

    Roostie Chirping

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    Yes. The door just leads out into the yard. I guess our turkeys are kinda crazy:lau
     
  4. 123RedBeard

    123RedBeard Crowing

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    Invite the turkeys to your range ... the one in your kitchen! ;)
     
  5. mowin

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    My cousin has about 30 in his yard every day. He tosses out feed for his ducks and guinea hens, and has to practically fight the turkeys back. Lol.
     
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  6. southern chooks

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    Maybe make the opening into the coop smaller. So chickens can fit but not turkeys
     
  7. Roostie

    Roostie Chirping

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    Good idea!
     
  8. Roostie

    Roostie Chirping

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    lol yesterday I took my broody gen out of the box(we don't have a roo so It doesn't make sense to keep her in there). The turkeys start to come by really close and she kinda puffs up and attacks one of them I barely stopped her from chasing them all the way across the yard!:lau
     
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