What type of roosts do turkeys prefer?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Getaway Gal, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. Getaway Gal

    Getaway Gal Out Of The Brooder

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    Is a 2 x 4 roost with flat side up like I would do for chickens best? One has taken to roosting on a small secondary coop in the enclosed run over night, but he still looks like he'd prefer to be higher. The other one still goes into the coop at night, and usually chooses a wider shelf to roost on in there. What would be the best type of roost to provide...for both inside and out? Thanks!
     
  2. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    The flat side of a 2x4 is great if you get enough support under it. I use a 4x4 or landscape timber. They like the size and it doesn't sag as bad without too many supports.
     
  3. Preservation Acres

    Preservation Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Landscape timbers. That's a great idea. I'll take a mental note of that one.
     
  4. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We went out into the woods and cut a large branch and nailed it up. It's perfect and natural for their feet and it was free.
     
  5. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    We use the smaller trees we clear from our woods for roosts.

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  6. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    That's what we did, cut down a pine tree about 6 inches in diameter. they used it right from the start and the price was right.

    Steve in NC
     
  7. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    However, they frequently prefer the roll bars on tractors and utility vehicles, porch rails, and luggage racks on the station wagon.
     
  8. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

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    I would just like to add...............I am soooo scared of turkeys hahha

    which is a shame cause kellyhm has a beautiful huge turkey but dang they are big!
     
  9. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    20 ft up in the pine tree's, even in the dead of winter with a -20 below wind chill, and no frost bite. the next morning I was looking for turkey popsicles. and they where not grouped together
     
  10. Getaway Gal

    Getaway Gal Out Of The Brooder

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    Ha! Thanks so much, everyone!
     

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