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I am 61, a semi retired, (x trucker) taxidermist at present that has took to raising some heritage turkeys, a mix of chickens, and I also have some easterns in with my heritage turkeys. Right now I have 15 turkeys that I let out every morning to stretch their wings and fly up in one of our trees. (I live on 3 acres) . Raised the turkeys from poults. Have had to kill 4 of the larger broad breasted variety. I am weeding them out. I like the smaller breeds. Too many foot problems with those larger turkeys. I have 4 royal palms, 6 easterns and the rest are a bronze mix. I would like to get some bourbon reds and possibly a blue slate or two. I have 7 toms and 8 hens at present. I probably need to cut down on the toms and get more hens. They are getting harder each day as they get older to get back into their holding pen/house. Need to build them some nesting boxes and was wondering the proper size I should build them? I am a US Coast Guard Veteran and live on the North Florida/ GA line in Baker County, FL. Little place called Taylor. Married with 3 children & 7 grand-children and trying to adopt/rescue a 12 yr old boy. So my house is expanding as well as the turkey & chicken houses.

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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Welcome to Backyard Chickens,  Thank you for your years in service.   I'm sorry I know nothing about turkeys  BUT,   just put  "Turkey thread," in the search box and it should take you there.    BYC  also has  the "Other backyard Poultry" forum  which  covers, turkeys, quail, guineas,  ducks, geese, etc.  should you want to  check out info on those as well.

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:welcome

 

These links will take you to the turkey forum and some articles about turkeys in the Learning Center. I hope this helps answer your questions.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/20/turkeys (turkey forum)

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/other-backyard-poultry-ducks-quail-turkeys-geese-etc (Learning Center)

Also, the Search feature (upper left, under the logo) may turn up posts with the information you need.

 

Good luck with your turkeys (Royal Palms are gorgeous)!

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Check out all 11 new mini contests!

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Hi and welcome to BYC. You have some good pointers already, so i'll just say a big hello :frow

 

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CT

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Hello!

Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. Thank you for your service.
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