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BBW Toms

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Pine Roost, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. Pine Roost

    Pine Roost Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got in 25 BBW Toms...and had couple questions. Will I have any problems with all of them being in a pen together fo16 weeks? Will they fight...? I hope that a Tom will taste as good as a hen... I got males because they grow faster, which means I don't have to keep them as long.

    Someone who has raised a lot on BBW Toms at once help me out here.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Pine Roost

    Pine Roost Chillin' With My Peeps

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    one more thing.. the pen they will be in is 4' high. Will they be able to fly over it?
     
  3. amynrichie

    amynrichie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My bbb toms didn't start to fight until 19 weeks or so. They DID have access to hens to fight over, so the lack of hens may help your situation. The fence should be ok. My toms never tried to fly up, but the hen did.
     
  4. Pine Roost

    Pine Roost Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I gotcha...thanks for the info. Did your Toms taste as good as the hens?
     
  5. amynrichie

    amynrichie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They JUST went to the freezer last weekend, so I don't know yet.
     
  6. amynrichie

    amynrichie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we had a tom for t day, he was awesome!
     

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