How old are my BR's

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by chichick, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. chichick

    chichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got these BR's today and would like to know how old they are.

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  2. Kelsey2017

    Kelsey2017 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are so precious! They look to me (no expert) that they are roughly the same age as mine, probably a week or so younger though. Mine were hatched on April 30, so my guess is almost 2 months old. I say they are younger than mine because in the last week the feathers on my BR's necks started to get thinner and I heard them gobble last week. Yours look just like mine did only a week ago. The only thing that could be a vairable is that I have only been feeding mine 22% protein meatbird food so if you have been feeding higher protein yours may be younger but bigger than mine. This is my first time with poults and I just love them- they make the cutest sounds and are so friendly even though I haven't spent time handling them. They come right over when you make imitation turkey sounds- here TuRKturk-turks here TuRKturk turks! So much fun!
     
  3. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    They look about 4 weeks.
     
  4. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    I agree with Colby, mine are 4-5 weeks old and look exactly like them, the soft furry feathers on the chest with the other feathers developing is why I think this. Mine are just now starting to lose some chest "fuzzy" and get some little pin type feathers.
     
  5. Alexander

    Alexander Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are from 4-6 weeks.It depends on how fast they grow!
     
  6. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When they get to 6 weeks, they will start to lose the fuzz on their heads. Not there yet.

    Very close to the same age as your bronze/narragansetts. Maybe a week older.
     
  7. chichick

    chichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are actually wild turkey's, but there 4 weeks. The BR's are about 5?
     

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