wind chill and turkeys

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

  1. nanawendy

    nanawendy Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2008
    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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