Considering Turkeys this spring

Based on my goals and expectations, should I raise heritage turkeys?

  • Give it a shot, will probably go well!

    Votes: 6 85.7%
  • Give it a shot, but you're setting up for heartbreak.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Don't do it, but it was a close call

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE ACQUIRE A TURK

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT PLAN, ORDER TODAY

    Votes: 1 14.3%

  • Total voters
    7

Tre3hugger

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Probably true. having a fecal run occasionally on your chickens would be helpful, in case they are carrying the parasite. Usually chickens are fine, and turkeys aren't.
I'm thinking of turkeys too, and so far have resisted...
Mary
What does your pro and con list look like regarding turks?
 

Folly's place

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Mainly, because it's another housing setup, and probably would be difficult to actually eat any of them! @Candy442 recently added some Midget Whites to the chickens and ducks already there, and they are very tempting. But still, it's the extra housing, feed, and everything.
We often see wild turkeys here, and that's probably enough.
Mary
 

Candy442

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We do have another house for them, but they free range with the chickens and ducks all the time. They are not as cooperative to return to their "home" as chickens are. We have so many wild turkeys around here that we don't have an issue having Turkeys too.
 

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