what to use for nesting materials

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by cletus the rooster, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. cletus the rooster

    cletus the rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    this is my first year having turkeys and i was wondering what is the best material to use for a nest can i just use straw like i do for my chickens or do i need to use something different?
     
  2. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    We use wheat straw, they grow alot of winter wheat here in eastern, NC so the price is right. I know a couple people around here that swear by pine straw as they call it (it's just pine needles). I tried it before and it mats down pretty quickly but if you have pine trees the price would be zero so you could just change it out often.

    Steve
     
  3. OmaBird

    OmaBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine seem to like pine shavings. It is not pine needles. It's wood shavings. If I use straw or hay they just kick it out and lay in a bare box. Thats not what I want so shavings works great.
     
  4. caddyeldorado2006

    caddyeldorado2006 Out Of The Brooder

    Hay, straw, pine needles, pine straw, Leaves from the woods, Mine loves to lay on her nest with leaves ..
     
  5. thaiturkey

    thaiturkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We use straw usually. After a soaking last evening we had no fresh dry straw so one hen is now happily making do with some old mosquito netting!
     
  6. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    Quote:[​IMG] Yup, they aint too picky.
     

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