Has anyone raised wild florida turkeys?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Quailer21, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. Quailer21

    Quailer21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone ever raised wild florida turkeys? What is there temperment?
     
  2. Celie

    Celie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not me! They are called Wild for a reason. Probably the same reason, domestic turkeys were bred inn the first place?
     
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  3. TV

    TV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not wild Florida turkeys but I have had Rio Grande and Easterns and Rio crosses. They pretty much behave like any turkey. I have noticed when penned they tend to freak out a little and act more nervous when you enter the pen. When I've let them range with the other turkeys they settle right down while being a little more standoffish. They also tend to roost very high in the trees.
     

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