Bourbon Red Turkeys

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by BobwhiteQuailLover, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. BobwhiteQuailLover

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    Sep 25, 2010
    Wisconsin
    Does anyone raise Bourbon Red Turkeys? I need tips on raising them.



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  2. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    i only raised 3, but I kept them inside for a long time, weeks, and then they were in a brooder outside until they were fully feathered. I fed them turkey starter for a long time too. mine were born in april, and we're planning on processing them for thanksgiving.
     
  3. pdpatch

    pdpatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are considered good foragers, that means that if you free rage them, they can wander further then some other varieties looking for food. Otherwise they are the same as any heritage turkey.

    Tom
     
  4. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    We have raised them for years, they are very curious birds but other than that raise them like any other heritage turkey.

    Steve
     
  5. BobwhiteQuailLover

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    Sep 25, 2010
    Wisconsin
    How do you care for them?
     
  6. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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    Steve_of)sandspoultry :

    ...raise them like any other heritage turkey.

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  7. arabianequine

    arabianequine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2010
    You feed them, give them fresh water, provide shelter, make a pen for them or let them free range or both. Have you raised any turkeys before?
     
  8. Tunastopper

    Tunastopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. BobwhiteQuailLover

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    Sep 25, 2010
    Wisconsin
    Thanks!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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