Can slate turkeys overwinter?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by seqer, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. seqer

    seqer New Egg

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    Hi! I'm anew member from New England. Last year I starte with a few black copper marans,but when I suffered a tibial plateau fracture from a close brush by a large, beautiful English style yellow lab, they went to a friend's farm to be free rangers. I just got two turkeys, one of them a blue slate which I would like tokeep and breed. Will it overwinter in New England without a heated barn? Can it get by with scavenging or do I need to get feed or corn for it? Is there a good turkey beginner book?
     
  2. Pretty Birdie

    Pretty Birdie Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome to BYC! Sorry I can't help you. I'm from Texas and am more concerned with heat than cold. But hopefully someone will come along soon who can answer your question.
     
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. I think it will do OK having a barn to be in but not without some sort of feed. [​IMG]
     
  4. wava1vaughn

    wava1vaughn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi from Ga.

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    WELCOME ABOARD. [​IMG]
     
  5. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana! Hope you find your answers!! Can't help you with turkeys!!
     
  6. riverchicks

    riverchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  7. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]. Can't help but there are turkey threads, and am sure someone could help
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  8. Amigo

    Amigo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Greetings from South Carolina! [​IMG] Hope you enjoy it here.
     
  9. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  10. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Mass!
    I'm in NE, too, and I don't heat any coops. I'd expect them to be fine.
     

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