Originally Posted by beaglady
I've had heritage turkeys on and off over the past ten years or so. We also raise a batch of broad breasted ones for the freezer each year. The heritage ones can make nice pets, and grow more slowly then the BB's. I've never been real successful at getting the heritage birds to hatch and raise their own babies, though I know other folks who have done better with them.
What do you want to know about them?
Diane, can I jump in and ask too??? pleaseeeeeee???
What is the best breed for meat & friendly too?
Do they need a wire/mess covered run?
Can they free range and go in coop at night?
They can be in with chickens?
Can you only have one male and female together?
anything different medically health wise?
Feed? Is it cost effective? how much feed for just a pair?
How long till you can butcher, and how hard is that?
poop, how hard on the bedding are they?
They scratch like chickens right?