how long does it take a Naragansett to get to eating size?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by belibutn, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. belibutn

    belibutn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2008
    East TN
    I know the broad breasted varieties of turkeys get large/eating size in about 4 - 5 months, but I haven't seen any time tables on any heritage breeds.

    Next year we are wanting to get some Bronze BBs for early eating, and get some heritage as well, such as a Naragansett or Royal Palm, for a uber tastey thanksgiving.

    Any ideas on how long I would have to raise the heritage breeds?
  2. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

    Feb 10, 2008
    Eastern NC
    It depends on the heritage breed and how you feed/raise them for the year. The smaller breeds Midget white, Beltsville White will be ready sooner than a larger bird

    We like ours in the 8 to 10 month range as they are more filled out.

    Steve in NC

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