I like to get in a month or two worth of feed in the winter, so I don't run out during some bad weather event. I know if I don't stay ahead of the curve I will run out right then, no matter what! lol
So, ...thinking about stocking up, and I haven't had turkeys through the witner for awhile, so was wondering if anyone here would share suggestions as to how much to plan to feed turkey hens per day in winter, and what makes up your ration? They are free- ranged but stay mostly in a 50x60 pen. They have grazed and 'hogged off' most of the graze and root veggies, and burdock in there, so I figure they now need more than just some ear corn to supplement their diet and begin to condition them for laying in the coming spring. With winter weather coming on they will have even less access to bugs and worms so of course will need a change. I just can't remember how much I fed my last turkey flock. These are royal palm toms, and a royal palm x bourbon red hen.
Eventually I plan to build them a greenhouse that can be moved to give them versatile grazing space daily or at least weekly, lol
Oh, and I have an incubator, so would be thrilled to receive some eggs either gift, sharecrop, or barter.