Ideal weight of Heritage Turkeys

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Reggie's coop, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. Reggie's coop

    Reggie's coop In the Brooder

    Dec 30, 2011
    Eastern NC
    I'm new to turkeys so, I was wondering what is the ideal weight for a 2 month old heritage turkey.

    I have 1 Royal Palm male, 1 Royal Palm female I also have a Narragansett male and 1 Black Spanish female.
  2. mamawolf544

    mamawolf544 Unbreakable Heart

    Apr 29, 2009
    alvarado, Tx
    2 month's old should not be that large, I don't know the weight off hand but they are slow grower's. I raise 10 Heritage breeds which include Royal Palms and mine are about the same age and they are still little guys.
  3. hdmax

    hdmax Chirping

    Jul 29, 2013
    Central Ohio
    I have 6 each Royal Palm, Black Spanish, and 7 Blue Slate. They are all 8 weeks old today, (Hatched on the 16th of June!), and I decided to weigh one of the biggest pouts, (A Black Spanish Tom!) it weighs 3 lb 7.5 oz. I am guessing the smallest one (Which is a Royal Palm Hen!) weighs under 3 lb.
    And I feed them 22% game bird pellets, after feeding them 28% game bird feed the first 5 weeks.
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2013
  4. Celie

    Celie Songster

    Mar 23, 2012
    Tickfaw, Louisiana
    Black Spanish and Narragansett are medium size heritage turkeys, maturing to about 33 pounds for the toms and 20+ for hens @ 18 months and the Royal Palms are quite a bit smaller,Toms usually weigh 16 to 22 lbs and the hens 10 to 12 lbs. At 2 months, both would be very small. I raise neither breed, so I can not give you a weight, but I do raise quite a few turkeys( right now I have close to 50, ranging from 2 days to 3 years and can tell you that if you want them to grow properly, they need closer to 28% protein. You can use game bird crumbles or 22% game bird pellets, (crumbles get spilled a lot) by using 28%. game bird grower pellets. 22% is a breeder/ layer feed to be fed after they have started laying around 8 or 9 months.

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