I believe he is a barred black, based on what a helpful person on here told me. Here is Papi. He is our first turkey. We’ve just had him a week and we are enjoying him so much. We have him as a pet. I am trying to find him a couple of lady friends. View attachment 1976369View attachment 1976369View attachment 1976369What variety is he?
The roosts for my turkeys are made from 4" diameter "corral poles". Some of them try to roost on the 3" wide frame holding up the flight netting. It is about 12' off the ground. It would be their favorite roosting spot if I did not diligently keep them chased off of it.Hello. I have a new to me 9 month old
turkey and I’d like to put a roost up for him in his run. Should it be round or flat? What size diameter or width? Thank you!
Thank you for the tip on the straw bale. I definitely think he needs to be taught and given a chance to learn to roost. Last night I put a really low little small wooden outdoor side table in there and set him on it and he fell off.The roosts for my turkeys are made from 4" diameter "corral poles". Some of them try to roost on the 3" wide frame holding up the flight netting. It is about 12' off the ground. It would be their favorite roosting spot if I did not diligently keep them chased off of it.
Their roosts are at staggered heights from 3' to 6' off of the ground. For a turkey that has not been allowed to roost previously, just setting a bale of hay or straw on the ground can be a simple and easy first roost.
It is very likely that seeing other turkeys on a roost will encourage him to roost also. Getting him up off of the ground will help prevent sores from developing around his keel bone.Another thought- I’m hoping that worst case, if I can’t get him to roost, when I find lady turkeys, they will show him the ropes.