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Is raising turkeys like raising meat birds?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by TheReadyBoys, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. TheReadyBoys

    TheReadyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking about raising turkeys this summer, and was wondering if it is anything like raising meat birds. Every year we get 150 to 200 meat chickens for profit, and I thought turkeys could be another type of poultry I would like to try out. Anyways, just wondering if it is anything like raising meat chickens.
     
  2. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Raising broad-breasted turkeys is a lot like raising really big cornish crosses. The turkeys will be a little more active than the chickens, but they eat a lot and get big and heavy and are not very graceful. Raising heritage turkeys is entirely different. Well, methods aren't so different but results are. They eat less and are very active and graceful birds.
     
  3. TheReadyBoys

    TheReadyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alright thanks! I am just looking in to it so I thought I might as well ask!
     

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