Turkeys

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by thomascmrn, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. thomascmrn

    thomascmrn Out Of The Brooder

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    What age will turkeys start breeding
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    They will usually start mating the following Spring after they hatch, so close to a year of age, give or take a few months.
     
  3. thomascmrn

    thomascmrn Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok so do I need a incubator or can I let my royal palm hen seat on them or does it matter?
     
  4. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    It doesn't matter but you can't make her set and I advise you to have a safe private nesting and brooding set up for her.
     
  5. thomascmrn

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    There's nesting boxes in the coop I thought bout dropping one to the ground would that work
     
  6. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    It needs to be turkey size lol
     
  7. thomascmrn

    thomascmrn Out Of The Brooder

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    U got turkeys
     
  8. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, I do. However my adult pair were both killed this past spring. The hen was killed while on her nest, which was in a patch of trees bordering our property. She was not broody, just laying her daily egg. So for my current two, one of which I know is a hen and the other I am not sure about yet, I will be coming up with a nesting situation for inside the run. I arched cattle panel over the run and made a roost for them in the run that is 6' up and that is where they sleep, and now I am planning a suitable nest box. They like to be hidden in brush and within 6 feet or so of an "edge" (tree line, fence line, etc). However, if you do not free range the requirements are less stringent as they will be forced to lay in their enclosure. I have seen people make enclosures similar to dog houses; some others use the igloo type dog houses. For my guineas and turkeys I am considering a base like a large pan of sorts with fencing arched over the top and into that I will weave sticks, weeds, leaves, etc. The more natural seeming I can make it, the more appealing it will be, I think.
     
  9. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    The simplest way to make a nesting area that a turkey will use is to lean a pallet or wide board against a wall.
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  10. thomascmrn

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    I'm thinking bout building my own new coop I d k yet
     

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