Question When will the turkey leave the coop?

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When will the turkey leave the coop?

Post by Brian » Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:25 am

I begin to see the wild survival instinct come if out in my Narragansett Turkeys.

I picked up my flock a week ago. I have kept them locked in their coop for 6 days for them to acclimatize, quarantine, and learn where the food and water as well as their roosts are.

Saturday I decided to open the coop door and let them out. That is where the "horse and water" thing happened.

They are so nervous of the glowing hole of light in the side of the coop that they have not as yet, after 2 days crossed the threshold. "Do not trust things that change@

I have no plans of forcing them out.
How many days will it take them to leave the coop of their own accord?

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Re: When will the turkey leave the coop?

Post by ross » Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:37 am

After thanksgiving . Lol sorry Brian couldn't resist . In time is all I can say . Birds can be so weird . I have 20 free range chickens in barn . At night I close top of Dutch door cause of previous cat killing issues . In morn door is open all day . 7 including 2 roosters come out regularly . Four others occasionally some have never come out on their own even tho I've pushed um all out door even those raised in barn at one time or other . Some will sit on door &lookout including 3 2017 roosters . Sure is weird . Probably doesn't help yu but just wanted to tell my story . Pic of tom looks like he's protecting / stopping them maybe from going out . Nice lookin birds . Luck

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Re: When will the turkey leave the coop?

Post by kenya » Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:55 am

I agree with Ross , after thanksgiving! Ha! Ha! Ha!

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Re: When will the turkey leave the coop?

Post by Epona » Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:14 am

Yeah, but then there is Christmas! Spring it is......

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