Feed for tastier turkey

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by higgdm, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. higgdm

    higgdm In the Brooder

    Jun 16, 2009
    Vashon Island
    I have 6 BBW-16 weeks old and the Toms weigh 28 lbs and the hens 22 lbs. I plan on butchering them in two weeks-don't want that to get too big. Any ideas on what to feed them their last two weeks to make them more tasty and juicy? I have 100 lbs of apple mash frozen in bags and will give them some each day. More corn?
    Never raised turkeys before-they eat a lot-even with free ranging. Not sure it has been a cost efficient project.

  2. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

    Aug 13, 2007
    North/Central Florida
    Young, tender green feed. All of it that they'll eat.

    Grass, clover, alfalfa, greens such as collards, turnips, kale, mustards, chard, and so on.
  3. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    Yes fresh greens are the way to go in this case, I also finish with some good cracked corn mainly because the soft week or two old fat is good for the taste of the bird when roasting, fat = flavor in the kitchen LOL.

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