Advice Needed For 4-H Turkeys

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by LuvinChickens, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. LuvinChickens

    LuvinChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am in 4-H and I was thinking about doing a meat turkey for fair next year. I have never done a meat animal, but next year I want to do meat rabbits and maybe meat turkeys. But, I have some questions. . . . .

    1. When should I get the poults? My fair is normally the last week of August. This year it was 8/30 to 9/2.

    2. What type of housing should they have? I am thinking 2-3 turkeys.

    3. What type of food should they have until fair and how often should I feed them?

    4. What should they weigh at the fair?

    5. What other information should I know about taking turkeys to the fair?

    Additional info:

    I am thinking Broad Breasted White Turkeys.
     
  2. LuvinChickens

    LuvinChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bump. Any advice guys?
     
  3. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Not sure but I will try to get some info from you. I have several families that buy my Bourbon Reds for the kids to show. Good luck. Maybe someone else will chime in.

    Do you think your 4-H leader could help you?
     
  4. LuvinChickens

    LuvinChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe.
     
  5. TamTurkey

    TamTurkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    4H & FFA market turkeys should be a 18-20 week project. Most shows require you to order the turkeys and chickens through the show to keep it fair and to be able to trace the tags and to know they came from a healthy hatchery. Your 4H leader should have the information if not go to the "show" for ordering information.
     
  6. TamTurkey

    TamTurkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Purina has a good feed plan and information for show turkeys
     
  7. LuvinChickens

    LuvinChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. Thank you.
     
  8. TamTurkey

    TamTurkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you get the information from you 4 h leader?
     
  9. LuvinChickens

    LuvinChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not yet. I am waiting until there is a 4-h poultry meeting to ask.
     

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