Heritage breed hatched July 1, big enough to eat by Nov?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Denninmi, May 29, 2011.

  1. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I hatched some Royal Palm types around July 1, would they be large enough by mid-November to harvest and be worthwhile.

    I got more eggs, but I don't know if it's worth experimenting with - I wouldn't want to carry them through the winter.
     
  2. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
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    Depends on how big you want em! They would still be pretty skinny at 5 months. A BB type would be best at this point in the year. If you fed them right then it may be OK by Christmas.
     
  3. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I guess I could keep them into the winter, and just process as needed. Its just that the thought of having to kill, pluck, and clean a bird outside or even in a garage during a Michigan winter isn't too appealing -- it gets pretty miserable here in the winter.
     
  4. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    Do it in the kitchen! [​IMG]
     

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