Will they fly away?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by cowgurl89, May 9, 2009.

  1. cowgurl89

    cowgurl89 New Egg

    May 9, 2009
    I have 4 turkeys and I'm getting ready for them to go outside out of the brooder but I don't want to put them in the same pen as my ducks cause I'm sure they'd drown themselves in the pool somehow. I want to put them in our big pasture but don't want them to fly away. They are going to be show turkeys so I can't clip their wings. Just wondering if anyone had suggestions on how to help ensure they won't fly away? Kinda a crazy question just thought I'd ask
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    I don't know turkeys so don't put too much dependance on what I say. I've sen a post where, with guinneas, someone recommended putting all but one guinnea in an outside enclosure and let one roam. After a couple of days, let another one out. Maybe alternate them. The idea is that the will hang around their penned buddies and get used to the idea to stay around. Eventually you could let them all out.

    If there are wild turkeys around you, don't be too surprised if they join the wild turkey flock and leave you. I've seen posts about that on here also.

    Good luck.
  3. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2009
    Rowan County, NC
    Of all the turkeys I've had, none have flown away. But I have also had plenty of other birds for them to roam with. Try letting one out at a time, like previously suggested.

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