In my last post we saw our turkeys movin’ out to shelters on pasture from the brooder. However, turkeys quickly outgrow their shelters and must be moved to a new home once again. Their final destination (before the processing shed!) is a shaded gobbledygo surrounded by electric poultry netting. We make the gobbledygos with lumber milled here on the farm and the poultry netting is purchased from Premier 1.
There are approximately 350 hens in this group. We used three nets for their enclosure and they get moved to new grass every other day. Along with that, they have a continuous supply of turkey grit and feed. The turkeys will remain here until it’s time for butchering!.. which begins when they’re 16 weeks old.
Here are some pictures of the ladies from this past week!