Buying Quality Turkey Hatching Eggs

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by adobechicks, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. adobechicks

    adobechicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I have heard so much that turkeys and chickens from hatcheries just are not of as good quality. I want to raise bourbon red turkeys but would like to start with quality. How do I know that I am buying quality eggs from someone. Not just eggs from hatchery turkeys??? Any advice??
     
  2. Celie

    Celie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, PM Either KuntryGirl or Frank53061, They both have very nice Bourbon red turkeys and will brobably be willing to sell you some fertile hatching eggs. They have posted pictures on various threads of their turkeys! [​IMG]
     
  3. adobechicks

    adobechicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you :)
     
  4. ProfTi

    ProfTi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some great Bourbon Eggs and poults. Let me know! I would be happy to sell them. They are from exceptional stock. I can send a photo or video.
     
  5. adobechicks

    adobechicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Great. I will pm you my email.
     
  6. frank53061

    frank53061 Chillin' With My Peeps

    It will be my first year for eggs and not till the spring I will post when it happens if you still need some Red Bourbon eggs to hatch out.

    Thanks Calie
     
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2013
  7. Celie

    Celie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are welcome, Frank, you have some GORGEOUS Turkeys.[​IMG] Anyone would love to buy some of your exceptional turkey's offspring![​IMG] It would be wise for anyone to wait til spring to buy eggs or poults, as turkeys are not easy to brood and can flip at the slightest chill! [​IMG]
     
  8. adobechicks

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    They would be inside the mudroom...inside the attached gar rage. Do you still think this would be risky? I have heard that turkeys are a little harder to get past the first weeks than chickens. We certainly don't want anything to happen to them. I would just like to get them started because sometimes only 2 out of 7 hatch. So it may take me a couple months to get 10 poults. Advice??
     
  9. Celie

    Celie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In My Opinion, and this is only my opinion, Turkeys are harder to get past the first 8 weeks than any chicken, I have ever raised, but after that the Heritage breeds are very easy to raise. They just can't take the chilly weather or any dampness or breezy condition. [​IMG]
     
  10. jkperry1027

    jkperry1027 New Egg

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    Hello! I know this threat is inactive and I'm new to BYC community (*waves*) but I wanted to jump in. I will be looking for heritage (preferably Bourbon Red) turkey eggs shortly. Anyone still selling them? Or know of good places online to buy?
     

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