Hello, a newbie here

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Goatiegirl, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. Goatiegirl

    Goatiegirl New Egg

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    I have been reading on this forum for a few days and just decided to say hi!

    I live in southern Michigan and recently obtained 2 Narragansett hens from a friend of a friend. I'm very excited to use a Tom that 2 people said I can borrow for spring. Right now the 2 hens are in my chicken coop that is 8x8 with an outdoor run. I am giving them layer chicken feed from TSC and have a heater bowl for their water supply. and the hens are about 1 years old.

    So if any of you want to pass on advice for me I am willing to learn:)

    I have raised layers and bantams in the past so I have a little experience with birds, but nothing other than basic care.

    I really like the forum and all your great enthusiasm for turkeys. I can't wait until the hens warm up to me and I get to have the fun you all have been talking about![​IMG]
     
  2. True Grit

    True Grit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi and [​IMG]. Unfortunately I don't have turkeys, someday I hope.
     
  3. Unclebean

    Unclebean Rest in Peace 1977-2013

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    [​IMG] from Pennsylvania! I don't have turkeys yet but I have turkey eggs on order from a fellow BYCer, S and S Poultry. Good luck with your turkeys!
     
  4. Little Ameraucana Mom

    Little Ameraucana Mom Need Help, Can't stop hatching!!!

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    [​IMG] from Indiana
     
  5. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Texas!
     
  6. Talihofarms

    Talihofarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At one year old the turkeys are treated much the same as your chickens. Only they eat more feed, the fun starts when you introduce the Tom .



    Just my.02


    Good Luck
     
  7. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In another few months you might want to switch feed to a gamebird breeder ration. And did anyone think to mention that turkeys are addictive?
     
  8. SED

    SED Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Alabama! And yes, they are addictive!
     

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