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 Post subject: quick turkey question
PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:16 pm 
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Hey guys just a quick question

Is it ok to have 2 males and 2 female turkeys in a coop that is 10 meters long and 5 meters wide with 11 large black hens already in the coop

Thanks in advance
Charles


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 Post subject: Re: quick turkey question
PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:24 pm 
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Sounds a bit crowded to me, especially having 2 gobblers with 2 hens, as well as all those chickens. A number of other factors need to be considered though e.g. climate, shade, feed, "retreat" areas, age of the birds etc.


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 Post subject: Re: quick turkey question
PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:03 am 
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I agree to many fowls in that size ;)

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 Post subject: Re: quick turkey question
PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:10 pm 
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What if I reduced the hens to 8 would that work?


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 Post subject: Re: quick turkey question
PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:25 pm 
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If at all possible, I'd separate the chickens from the turkeys, and possibly keep only one turkey gobbler so there's no arguing. Both groups deserve a 10 x 5m space each. That helps with hygiene as well as comfort.


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 Post subject: Re: quick turkey question
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Not possible I only have 1 coop :( :(


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 Post subject: Re: quick turkey question
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Pick the best turkey gobbler and rehome the other, you really only need one for breeding purposes. Reduce your hens if you can too for comforts sake, turkeys really are bullies so unless your hens have nesting boxes they can't access don't expect too many eggs.


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