Growing Big Birds

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Paegglvr, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. Paegglvr

    Paegglvr Out Of The Brooder

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    My local feed mill is having a turkey contest this November. I have six broad breasted bronze poults on the way... I'm curious if anybody has experience growing big birds and is willing to divulge any secrets that might help me bring home the gold?
     
  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    If it was me i'd go about it as naturally as possible, mealworms, wax worms, crickets, fruits, maybe even fish for protien (though that's not really natural) lol. That sounds like fun i wish my stores would do that!
     
  3. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    with the natural diet mentioned it sounds like alot of protein. back in 5th grade i my science fair project involved the way chickens are raised and what they are fed. the ones that were fed more protein were considerably heavier.

    and what sort of turkey contest is this? for show like chickens and dogs or who can cook the best one...?
     
  4. Paegglvr

    Paegglvr Out Of The Brooder

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    The contest is simply for the heaviest turkey. They have pictures at the store, and the past winners have been some BIG turkeys! 60 pounds plus!!
     

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