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I'm new to turkeys so, I was wondering what is the ideal weight for a 2 month old heritage turkey.

 

I have 1 Royal Palm male, 1 Royal Palm female I also have a Narragansett male and 1 Black Spanish female.

                                        

 

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2 month's old should not be that large, I don't know the weight off hand but they are slow grower's. I raise 10 Heritage breeds which include Royal Palms and mine are about the same age and they are still little guys.

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I'm new to turkeys so, I was wondering what is the ideal weight for a 2 month old heritage turkey.

 

I have 1 Royal Palm male, 1 Royal Palm female I also have a Narragansett male and 1 Black Spanish female.

I have 6 each Royal Palm, Black Spanish, and 7 Blue Slate. They are all 8 weeks old today, (Hatched on the 16th of June!), and I decided to weigh one of the biggest pouts, (A Black Spanish Tom!)  it weighs 3 lb 7.5 oz. I am guessing the smallest one (Which is a Royal Palm Hen!) weighs under 3 lb.

 And I feed them 22% game bird pellets, after feeding them 28% game bird feed the first 5 weeks.


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Black Spanish and Narragansett are medium size heritage turkeys, maturing to about 33 pounds for the toms and 20+ for hens @ 18 months and the Royal Palms are quite a bit smaller,Toms usually weigh 16 to 22 lbs and the hens 10 to 12 lbs. At 2 months, both would be very small. I raise neither breed, so I can not give you a weight, but I do raise quite a few turkeys( right now I have close to 50, ranging from 2 days to 3 years and can tell you that if you want them to grow properly, they need closer to 28% protein. You can use game bird crumbles or 22% game bird pellets, (crumbles get spilled a lot) by using 28%. game bird grower pellets. 22% is a breeder/ layer feed to be fed after they have started laying around 8 or 9 months.

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