I noticed a post about Porters Hatchery having an early bird special in which I can order 15 heritage turkeys if their choice for only $5 each. I would like to permanently have a heritage Tom and 1-2 hens in our yard. But no way can I keep 15 for very long. I may be able to sell or give some away. But would prefer to butcher the ones I will not keep. Question is, how long does it take them to reach minimum butcher size? Websites say market weight is reached at about 6 months. But if I butcher them earlier, will they simply be smaller, but still filled out? Or will they just be skinny lanky bones with little meat?