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post #31 of 43
I forgot to mention that I scatter grass clippings on the starter feed and put a shovel full of sod in the brooder room for them. One other thing they fly really well when they decide to.
Free range,flying,and good at hiding poultry.
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Free range,flying,and good at hiding poultry.
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post #32 of 43

THere are two threads  that are full of information. THe turkeys for 2013 is a year long informational. And TUrkeys for 2014 is well underway. We share, compare notes, that sort of thing.

 

As for my turkeys, all my stock tend to be friendly and easy compared to the descriptionsof some other lines. 

 

Turkey poults learn differently than some other fowl-- I don't consider them stupid or dumb. More of a watcher than a grabber. I have one customer buy a BR tom this week to go with the 2 poults that she bought 2 years ago-- these girls like to sit on her lap. IMO this attests to her efforts to befriend the young poults, as mine don't do that.

 

 

My SG as slightly smaller than my BR and the are direct from POrters.

 

Like any creature, sometimes trying them is the only way to find out if they are a good fit. You can always eat them. 

 

 

Grow where you are planted. --Unknown

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Grow where you are planted. --Unknown

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post #33 of 43

I have been toying with the idea of turkeys and I really do like the look of these! I don't think I will be getting any this year but possibly next year. These and the lilacs are by far my favorite colors that I've seen.

post #34 of 43

I just got a batch of started Sweetgrass turkey poults a few months old, and I love them! The picture under my name is of a tom that is currently with me. 

post #35 of 43
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Originally Posted by the Old Rebel View Post
 

I've never heard of a sweetgrass turkey.  What does it look like??

they are probably the prettiest and one of the rarest turkeys-

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🏁Living the Dream Racing Flat Track🏁

🌴Smile More🌴

 

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🏁Living the Dream Racing Flat Track🏁

🌴Smile More🌴

 

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post #36 of 43

I got the poults as 3 or 4 month old birds. :D

post #37 of 43
I know this post is old but are sweetgrass turkeys broad breasted or heritage?Can they fly well are they good foragers?
I have one turkey poult that's genetics are un identified
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I have one turkey poult that's genetics are un identified
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post #38 of 43

They are heritage turkeys and they can fly well and are great foragers. Let me know if you have any more questions!

post #39 of 43

Good luck with the new breed!!

post #40 of 43

Here is my hen

 

She adopted these midget white turkey poults.

- Lisa

Crazy Chicken Lady

 

TECHNO CHICKEN!

http://youtu.be/OvZrhdy2UdY

 

If I could have roosters, I'd want one of these: http://youtu.be/4wsXjHmvtU0

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- Lisa

Crazy Chicken Lady

 

TECHNO CHICKEN!

http://youtu.be/OvZrhdy2UdY

 

If I could have roosters, I'd want one of these: http://youtu.be/4wsXjHmvtU0

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