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Can I house Turkeys in a Polytunnel?

Yes, it is possible to house turkeys in a polytunnel, but there are some important factors to consider.

Turkeys are larger birds than chickens, so they will need more space to move around and to roost. You'll have to ensure that the polytunnel is large enough to accommodate them.

Turkeys also have different nutritional needs than chickens and may require a different type of feed. Also, turkeys have a higher requirement for protein and phosphorous than chickens, for example,

It's also important to consider the ventilation needs of the turkeys. Turkeys are able to tolerate high temperatures but can experience heat stress if the air inside the polytunnel becomes too hot and humid.

It is important to consult with experts and do research on turkey husbandry before housing them in a polytunnel to ensure that the birds are healthy and comfortable, and that you are providing the best environment possible for them.

In summary, while it is possible to house turkeys in a polytunnel, it requires more planning and attention to detail to provide suitable environment, food and space, compared to chickens.

We have installed Polytunnels for Turkey housing for several UK producers including:

Kelly Bronze, Gressingham Foods, Barra Bronze, Green Label Poultry to name a few.

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