How long do heritage breed turkeys remain reproductive?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by zowieyellowflame, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. zowieyellowflame

    zowieyellowflame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello! I am going to try raising heritage turkeys this time. I sometimes see ads where someone is selling a breeding pr of turkeys that are 3 yrs old. Will a turkey hen go broody at that age? At what age does she "retire"? Are there any signs that they are old?Are old, "retired" hens and toms as good to eat as young turkeys? I am looking at standard bronze, royal palms, midget white, eastern wild or bourbon reds.
    Also, is eastern wild actually a heritage breed?
    Can heritage turkeys be raised with chickens or must they be kept separate for disease control? (like bbw)
    Can heritage turkeys be raised with bbw?
    Thanks!
     
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  3. zowieyellowflame

    zowieyellowflame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for that info! It is great!
     

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