- May 3, 2014
Hello again! Well, we successfully raised 14 Cornish Cross that ended up being between 5 to 7.5 lbs., very tasty experience. We kept them all for ourselves so we didnt' have to figure out how much to sell them for. But now my husband decided to try turkeys! We have 10 bronze double breasted. We want to keep three for ourselves and sell the rest for Thanksgiving. I have no idea how to price them. They are 4 months old now. We got them at 8 weeks old and they were eating 1 50lb bag of feed per two weeks. At about 12 weeks they started eating a bit more, etc. They are now 16 weeks old eating 2 50lb bags a week. The feed is $11.99 at my local feed store. They free range as soon as we get home from work and are free all days Saturday and Sunday. They love to hang out by the chicken run -- yes, they love to tease the chickens. They also eat tons of gardne scraps, love squash and zuchinni seeds and go through the garden eating bugs and moths. We have spent approximately $130 in feed so far and quite a bit to go. If each turkey ends up being between 12-18 lbs (so averaging 15lbs) and we charge $4.00 per pound, is that too much?? Will people really pay $60 for a Turkey?