Just picked up two turkey poults!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by fledgling, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. fledgling

    fledgling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Long drive to buy two young turkeys from a 9 year old kid that is raising them. That was cool! They are supposed to be Narragansett. Can anyone tell me the age? Thank you very much. I thought I'd make food and water easy at first because it's very hot today and I have heard turkeys aren't very bright, LOL! Plus, since they are bunking with the chicks, I wasn't sure they could get their big beaks into the chicken sized feeder and water.

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    Notice the chick in the background going, "WTH is that?!"

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  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Mine look similar to yours in size (and baldness of the head and heck), and they are 9 weeks old.
     
  3. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    I'd say around eight weeks or thereabouts.

    I've got some Midget White poults you could pair with them.

    As old as yours are they've long since figured out the feed and water thing. That's really only a concern for the first day.
     
  4. fledgling

    fledgling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, Mr. Hagan! I might have to add a few of yours to our coop at the swap on the 30th. [​IMG]

    Do Narragansetts and Midgets cross well? They are similar in size, according to my little handbook.
     
  5. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Except for the broad-breasted birds I don't know of any turkey breeds or varieties that can't be crossed with perfect success.
     
  6. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah mine are around 8 weeks old and look the same, I would say 8-9 weeks. Very cute by the way
     
  7. fledgling

    fledgling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you everyone! It helps to know their age. [​IMG]
     

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