Can I have some Turkey info please?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by ticks, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    I am interested in getting some turkeys this year. I would like to know:
    -What a heritage breed is
    -If you could eat a Bourbon Red (the turkeys I would like to get)
    -How to raise them
    -What to feed them
    -What hatcheries to buy from
    -Other info I need to know
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2009
  2. Oklahoma Lightning

    Oklahoma Lightning Songster

    Mar 3, 2009
    Twin Oaks
    -What a heritage breed is
    Heritage turkeys go way back. They are not the commercal turkeys you see in the store. But at one time that commercal turkey came from these. The Com. turkey grows out really really fast. Has a a lot of trouble with fluid in the heart and leg problems. Heritage turkeys breast bone longer and the legs are longer. Com turkey don't breed naturally and heritage do. Com turkeys do not fly as much as Heritage turkeys do. A Heritage turkey will need 8 eights or more to grow out. Com need to be butchered before the seven months old.
    -If you could eat a Bourbon Red (the turkeys I would like to get)
    Yes you can eat them
    -How to raise them
    I let someone else explain that
    -What to feed them
    28 percent game feed They need lots of protein.
    -Other info I need to know
  3. chickensioux

    chickensioux Songster

    Feb 12, 2009
    Western North Carolina
    I've got 15 turkey poults coming this week from Lazy 54 hatchery. They will sex your birds for you. I have 2 toms and 13 hens coming.

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