Turkey Rearing House
The Turkey Pop-Up is a turkey rearing house providing shelter for free range & organic turkeys from six day old to fully grown birds.
A high welfare solution, the Turkey Pop-Up creates a well-ventilated space full of diffused natural light; creating an open environment with good airflow and loose bedding. Manually operated pop holes positioned at the gable ends or along the length of the building give birds free access to the range.
The Turkey Pop-Up tunnel is designed to be rapidly installed, packed down and moved for maximum flexibility without compromise. Its easy installation stems from the buildings modular system of parts – designed to simply slot together with minimal fixings and secured to the ground with auger anchors (negating any advanced ground works or concreting).
The Turkey Pop-Up is a high-performance building that excels in the demanding agricultural environment. Sold as individual ‘pods’ at 9 x 22 meters, the Pop-Up structure is endlessly expandable to accommodate larger flocks. Pod numbers can be increased, with each additional pod connected to the next by their gable ends and/ or side by side.
As a standalone 9 x 22 meter pod, pop-holes are provided across both gable ends, in line with freedom foods 4 linear meters per 100m². To achieve the area of pop-holes required when gable end gates are not accessible by birds or when pods are joined together, additional side gate kits can be supplied and positioned on the side lengths, between hoop sections.
Each Turkey Pop-Up ‘pod’ has a width of 9.0 metres, a length of 22.0 metres and ridge height of 3.9 metres. The building’s structure is manufactured from 60mm (section), 1.5mm thick, Z35 hot-dip galvanized steel tube providing superior structural integrity along with a lasting and high-quality finish. Each pod is stabilised with 3 purlins and supplied with diagonal cross bracing – fitted at each gable-end, creating a robust structure.
The Pop-Up is clad in a 600gm olive green PVC cover with an integrated translucent window strip. The window strip fills the internal space with diffused natural light creating the perfect environment for rearing calves. Robust side netting, formed of livestock mesh, compliments the buildings open structure in providing exceptional ventilation, controlling airflow and breaking winds while safely and securely retaining livestock with a 3.5 KN/m breaking strain. Access is provided by three 1.5 metre gable-end hurdle gates – supplied at each end of the building as standard.
The Turkey Pop-Up is designed to be installed onto a bare field; fixed to the ground with auger anchors. Auger anchors screw 1.0 metre into the ground and are positioned at each hoop termination – a total of 24 positions for each pod. In addition to the hoop anchors each of the four gable-end uprights is anchored with 0.5 metre deep auger anchor.
The Turkey Pop-Up is classed as a semi-permanent structure; the Pop-Up can be fully dismantled and moved to a new location with minimal disruption. Simply slotted together and secured with minimal fixings, the structure is extremely resilient and just as capable being used as a permanent structure. Safeguarding the longevity of the product, the Pop-up’s modular design allows all components, structural steel and cladding to be replaced independently if damaged or worn throughout the buildings life.
An expandable building system; the Pop-Up can be increased in size by adding additional pods, additional pods can be connected to the next by their gable ends or side by side in a traditional ‘multi-span’ formation. Additional pods come at a lower price as their connecting edges will share components – pods can be added to the initial structure at any time allowing the building to expand as a flock size increases.
Sold and dispatched with a full installation manual, this building can be self-installed by a capable team (with use of a two person auger machine). Some customers may prefer to use a dedicated installer for their building – if this is required we can supply a list of dedicated installers nation wide. This building is packed and dispatched as a palletised kit and can be distributed worldwide.