I need help making a turkey decision.

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Cruiser, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. Cruiser

    Cruiser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, I have 4 Royal Palm turkeys between 12-15 weeks old. 3 males 1 female. So my question is should I

    1. keep a pair.

    2. keep 3 of them and try to pick up another hen maybe next spring.

    OR

    3. Any other option I didn't think of.

    Oh, if I was to get rid of them what would be a fair price? I have $11.00 a piece in them + feed for 6-7 weeks.
     
  2. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    What's wrong with fattening up the two toms and having them for Thanksgiving and then keeping the other pair?
     
  3. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

    Jul 14, 2008
    Derby Kansas
    everything.
    I would just keep them you can always decide to get rid of them later if you need to.
     
  4. Cruiser

    Cruiser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I've kind of grown attached to them. I don't know why but I just couldn't kill them & that's a first for me.
     
  5. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

    Jul 14, 2008
    Derby Kansas
    Yea I had 2 turkeys once but the hen got her head stuck in the fence when I wasn't home and died the other one 'this was before I knew birds could in fact get worms' died because of chicken worms now I always worm them.
     
  6. Cruiser

    Cruiser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm kind of running low on space & my wife as soon as I told her what we had. She said good we can get rid of some. But we will see about that. [​IMG]
     
  7. Cason

    Cason Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have seven Royal Palms ~ the same age. I plan to keep one tom and the three hens.... others will be for the freezer.
     
  8. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    I would sell the 2 extra, or trade them for hens. You may need to pay a little extra on the trade.

    I like to keep 1 tom per 3 hens.

    Just a pair will be ok , if you dont want to feed that many.
     

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