Best place to purchase turkey hatchlings & nesting eggs

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by team_metzer, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. team_metzer

    team_metzer In the Brooder

    Dec 6, 2008
    Where will be the best place to purchase turkey hatchlings & nesting eggs. We are building a incubator for eggs. But we would also like buy turkey chicks.
    And when is the right time to them? We are new at this so bare with us please.
    Happy Holidays

    FLOWERPOT Songster

    Mar 13, 2008
    Southern Indiana
    I have been looking for Turkeys also,
    What I have learned is that Turkeys become fertile in the spring, which is why most any place that sells poults, do not sell them until around march-april.
    They are seasonal, unlike chickens.

    That is what I have been told by several people. However I have a turkey hen that is laying eggs right now, but they are not fertile.

    Good luck with your incubator!!

    And happy Holidays to you too.
  3. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

    Feb 10, 2008
    Eastern NC
    Our turkeys lay in the spring and fall. Last year some of ours started laying around Christmas and it looks like they are doing it again this year. The Beltsville's and White Hollands are picking up in laying. The Midget Whites are up and down and we are getting nothing from the Palms, Bourbons or Bronze but they are usually the last to lay.

    Some breeders ship poults or you can get them from a hatchery

    We sell hatching eggs in season and poults but we don't ship live birds.

    Steve in NC
  4. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Crowing

    Jul 17, 2008
    DC Region
    Steve sells turkeys and is a good guy!

    Porters Turkeys sells a bazillion varieties, poults and eggs.

    There are quite a few people who sell heritage breeds both eggs and poults are out there, just takes some digging. Most who have them here will post in season.

    Ninja is bringing up quite a number of Narragansett. I've BRs but probably won't be parting with many this next year.

    There are folks with almost any heritage breed here.

    One has blue slates. Very cool.

    I may toy with adding one of Porter's newer varieties, they call it Fall Fire, it's a red off shoot of Sweetgrass turkeys. Purty.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: