In the Brooder
- Apr 12, 2015
I've seen a few people on here that have Turkeys as pets. I am hoping to keep my poult as a house turkey, we've grown quite attached to him/her, and I need guidance on housing and diet. Lurkey is a BBW, and I currently have him(I'm just guessing on sex) on turkey starter. I really want to switch him to something that won't encourage rapid growth, since I want him to remain healthy as long as possible. I know I'm kind of fighting genetics here, but I would love some input on alternatives to the commercial feed. I read that an organic commercial feed may be a better alternative, but I'm also open to preparing his food myself. Also, any supplements that I should be giving him? And as far as housing, I feel a little crazy but I've looked into turkey diapers, and I'm curious as to what kind of containment situation other "house turkey" owners have.