How messy are Turkey poults?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by NDgoatgirlNV, May 23, 2017.

  1. I have never owned turkeys before, and I want to raise one for Thanksgiving this year... I have raised many a broiler chicken, and I know they are absolutely filthy to keep...but well worth the effort put into raising them... I was just wondering how messy the Broad Breasted Turkeys are in the 5-6 month period it takes to grow them out.

    Any and all help/advice is highly appreciated!

  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Songster

    Feb 15, 2017
    They are a bigger version of the broiler chicken as far as messiness goes.
  3. lastco

    lastco Songster

    Apr 4, 2017
    I found turkeys to be messier than chickens, but not a deal breaker for me. I agree with the previous post. They're just bigger and make more poop, etc. It's subjective, based on your tolerance for messiness and how you house them. They try to roost on everything, so keeping their feed and water clean was my biggest hassle.

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