wind chill and turkeys

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by nanawendy, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. nanawendy

    nanawendy Songster

    Dec 28, 2009
    Bellingham Wa
    Can turkeys get too cold??? It's 12: w/ up coming winds @40 to 50 mph. They have a 3sided enclosure but insist on roosting high enough to peek out the top...
     

  2. Frosty

    Frosty Songster 10 Years

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    I don't think the shelter is necessary, I just feel it's more humane to provide it if they want it (plus it keeps their feed dry). The wild turkeys manage without a building, there are more losses with them if heavy snow cover buries their food source. I'm sure they will do fine, but wouldn't complain if you gave them some treats [​IMG]
     

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