I want to try out turkeys this year. My goal is to get the fast growing fatties this spring and plan to have them all gone by winter. If all goes well this year, I'd like to get some "real" (as in naturally reproducing) turkeys next year and hopefully end up with a self-sustaining flock down the road. I recognize the downsides of the crazy commercial strains, but since the BBWs are the cheapest to buy and the fastest growing, I figured I'd learn on them and see if I even like having turkeys. My question is this; if I got BBW turkeys the first week of June, that would give them about 22 weeks until Thanksgiving. Is that long enough for them to be filled out and satisfying? Hatchery catalogs say 30+ lbs by 20-24 weeks. Is that true? If I wait until June, my chicken/duck/goose babies will already be well on their way to being teenagers and I can focus on taking care of the turkeys.