will turkeys freerange and return to coupe?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by kiwi-chookn, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. kiwi-chookn

    kiwi-chookn Out Of The Brooder

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    As above guys,just wondering if I can let the two I have out to forage during the day.
    They have been penned for a month since I bought them,theyre around 3mths old or a little more.
    Thanks guys
     
  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    All of mine do. Except one tom I had INSISTED on roosting on the round-pen. We'd move him in & he'd roost a while & find his way back in the dark.
     
  3. KOTurkeyRanch

    KOTurkeyRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All mine do
     
  4. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They should be fine!
     
  5. KOTurkeyRanch

    KOTurkeyRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah just dont feed them before you let them out let them scratch around for themselves, and when they are all inside feed them what they need there theyll be trained to going there before dark
     
  6. jasonm11

    jasonm11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mr. birdaholic :

    All of mine do. Except one tom I had INSISTED on roosting on the round-pen. We'd move him in & he'd roost a while & find his way back in the dark.

    splain please roudn pen insisted?​
     
  7. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you teach Turkeys how to be herded with a stick?
     
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  8. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Quote:splain please roudn pen insisted?

    that tom was dead set on roosting on my pen I work the horses in.
     
  9. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

    Mar 17, 2010
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    My heritage turkeys return to the run, but they roost on the edge of the run, and not under cover, nor in the coop. My BBB's roosted in the coop until they got too big to fit the door, but they still returned to the covered run every night.
     
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  10. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    All mine do.
     

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