- Jun 1, 2018
We kept our heritage turkeys in a pen and they do fly up to their roost (they started flying in their pen at just a few weeks old). When we thought they were big enough, we let them out of their pen. They just sat on the ground the last two nights and did not fly up to any place to roost. How do we re teach them to fly up to a tree to roost at night? Last night we put up a board and set two of the turkeys on the board. The first one sat down, the second on kept standing. So, we didn't put the third one on it, because we were afraid we would freak out the standing one, by shoving another bird on it. I went out this morning at 5:45 AM (before I left for work) to check on them. They were all Exactly the same place they were when we left them last night. The first one was sitting in the same place/ facing same direction, second one standing same place/same direction and the third one sitting in the same place on the ground. We are hoping we can train them to remember they can kind of fly!