Considering getting turkeys

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by moodlymoo, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. moodlymoo

    moodlymoo Songster

    Aug 23, 2011
    Portland OR
    My son and I have been discussing getting a turkey. I am in the research phase of this endeavor. We already own a 20 chickens but would like to own a turkey so I have some questions...

    Can we have just 1 and if so should it be a hen or tom?

    With a very low occurrence of Black Head in my area would it still be ok to house it with my chickens?

    If I build a house for it do they need a roost or can it be something more like for ducks?

    We want something that is more eye candy so what is a good beautiful heritage breed?

    If we decide to butcher for meat what is the best meat bird?

    How often do hens lay eggs?

    Thank you so very much for any info. I will be here reading all day lol

  2. kfacres

    kfacres Songster

    Jul 14, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2011

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