They are blue slate/royal palm mix turkeys. I love ducklings, and I think pekins are beautiful. They are messy messy messy though. Just make sure you either feed them gamebird feed or supplement them with niacin. They need it for strong legs, especially pekins which grow fast. I feed gamebird feed, but ask in the duck section and they'll tell you how much if you use the niacin supplements.
What do you do with the turkeys?
I am feeding them flock starter. That was the biggest recommendation I got over in the duck section. I read you should supplement with niacin in the form of Brewer's yeast, but then everyone said I didn't need it. It's like everything else...you get an answer for every person who answers! How much niacin do they need? I could look at the flock raiser and see how much it has in it.
Yes, they are messy. They have been in their little water pen we made for them for two days now and it had turned into a nasty swimming pool. I had to go down and get all the water out of it and the poop and wet food! But I love them and wouldn't trade them for anything....I will just be glad when they live outside and not in my basement, LOL!
Lockdown is on Wednesday for me. It might have actually been tomorrow. I always set my eggs so late on the first day that I start day 1 on the second day after. Like if I set them at 10:00 Friday night, I count Sunday as day 1. I never manage to get my eggs set at a decent time. I haven't figured out why that is yet. I think I spend the whole day playing with the chickens and dogs and teaching the kids and that is the first break I get in the day.