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will my turkeys escape

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by dragontamer56, May 16, 2011.

  1. dragontamer56

    dragontamer56 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a field thats 2.5 acres wtih a 5 1/2 foot fence. I am thuinking of getting bourbon red turkeys. Will they escape?
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2011
  2. jasonm11

    jasonm11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    depends on how you feed them. They will most likely hang around if fed well and no predators.
     
  3. dragontamer56

    dragontamer56 Out Of The Brooder

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    well can i clip a turkeys wings so they cant fly or is that not recommended
     
  4. jimmythechicken

    jimmythechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2010
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    Quote:you can but then they cant get away from preditors like coyotes an stuff they should stick around as long as they have food water an a few trees to roost.we have a flock of like 70 eastern wild turkeys one of our neighbors feed with huge feeds an they wont leave his area even durning the spring you cant call them away from there food an safty an i am sure the hens help to.lol
     
  5. Renee'

    Renee' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had 8 Bourbon Reds. I have one acre, a 6' fence, clipped their wings, and they still bugged the neighbors (access to food 24/7 too).
     

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