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Bourbon Red thread... or maybe just Bourbon thread?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by gifters, May 26, 2015.

  1. gifters

    gifters Out Of The Brooder

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    Up until this past week it was Dumor Starter 24% Protien, because they're with our New Hampshires. They've been on and off outside for the past 2 weeks and they often have gotten crickets and meal worms, anywhere from 60 - 90 crickets regularly, the last one was 180 crickets for both the chickens and the Turkeys 16 birds combined, they ate them all and loved it.
     
  2. turksinmaine

    turksinmaine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I asked because loking at your birds comparing to mine same age, mine are almost double in size. mine are on 28% protein. they get meal worms occasionally, plenty of greens. amazing the difference from just 4% change.
     
  3. gifters

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    How big are your birds, pictures can make size appear off.

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  4. turksinmaine

    turksinmaine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they range from 1 1/4 - 2 lbs .do you weigh yours?
     
  5. chiques chicks

    chiques chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'll post this just because
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    There are thirteen of them, around 8-10 weeks. Just moved them into this 30x12 hoop house a week and a half ago.

    I had for two years ago but they were all toms. Made great Thanksgiving meals, though.
     
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  6. gifters

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    Just weighed them with an old baby scale we have for some reason to which I don't know. They're 1 1/2 to 2 lbs. Our largest NH chickens are at 1 1/2 lbs.

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  7. turksinmaine

    turksinmaine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    guess you may be right about the photo thing. They looked about a pound judging from pix. Mine are weighed from gram food scale,they all are 6 weeks old today.
     
  8. gifters

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    Here is a video of my turkeys from today, they'll be 7 weeks old tomorrow

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  9. turksinmaine

    turksinmaine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Video does more look like they are the right size for age. much different from photos.
     
  10. gifters

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    Well I was hoping with the picture someone would just say you have x hens and x toms, so I took close up pictures but they're not high enough quality for that. So far I have two gobbling pathetically and strutting so I assume they're Toms, and I assume the other two, one which has strutted pathetically are hens.
     
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