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Is it okay to raise just 1 turkey on its own??

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by silky_3699, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. silky_3699

    silky_3699 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2011
    My Own Realm!!!
    at the pet shop they had turkeys about 1 week old. we thought of having one and then eat it for christmas. but would it be okay on its own? not get lonely or anything?
     
  2. silky_3699

    silky_3699 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2011
    My Own Realm!!!
    anyone?
     
  3. silky_3699

    silky_3699 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2011
    My Own Realm!!!
    surely someone must know...
     
  4. Two Creeks Farm

    Two Creeks Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It will be fine. Get a good gravy recipe perfected LOL
     
  5. silky_3699

    silky_3699 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2011
    My Own Realm!!!
    Quote:[​IMG] thats good.
     
  6. adoptapitbull

    adoptapitbull Out Of The Brooder

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    You may have to wait till next Christmas or Thanksgiving to eat it. It won't be nearly large enough to eat in only 3 months.

    Do you know what breed they are? Some will get much bigger than others!
     
  7. gmendoza

    gmendoza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:true but true.

    Turks usually "fat" out at 24-26 weeks.That means their fat glans will be active then,making a more tender delicious bird. [​IMG]
     
  8. Soaring Chicks

    Soaring Chicks Soaring Hawks Farm

    Jan 3, 2010
    Henderson,NC
    The poult might be less stressed if you could find a friend that would like a fresh turkey next year too.
    Raise the together and split the cost of raising them.
    If not maybe you could sell one later to get some $ back on the whole deal.
    A stressed bird will have tough meat.
    If you do just get on be prepared to spend time with it and at all cost be prepared to want more by time to butcher the turkey.
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    Y'all just might find yourselves wanting more turkeys.
    I know as that's what happen to me. I'll just get a few eggs hatch some out and have holiday dinners for a year.
    Ha now I'm breeding them.
    I will always have turkeys on my place now.
    Best wish in this adventure.
     
  9. erinszoo

    erinszoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we just have one ... but a lot of other types of birds. Our turkey is probably the friendliest of all. I agree, though, it won't be big enough to eat in 3 months ... it will be big enough to eat but not as big as you probably want it to be.
     
  10. silky_3699

    silky_3699 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2011
    My Own Realm!!!
    Thanks for your advice everyone![​IMG] I really appreciate it!
     

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