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Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by reallemons1, Nov 16, 2008.
Here are some of my turkeys.
Royal Palm and Narragansett
do you butcher these?
Yes, I will butcher some. We have some for sale and are keeping some as breeders. There are about 45 in all.
I thought narangansetts were white? Now I'm confused! No wonder it is so hard to tell if they're mixed! They obviously all have palm in them at least!
would you know why when my friends and I butched the white breasted female turkey there was an oily liquid inside of her. When we washed her out it looked a little like how oil and water mixes and you get those small circles of oil.
Love the turkeys, I would love to have some of them...lol
They are beautiful.
Do you raise them around chickens? I'd like to raise some turkey on our new farm, but it has been a 2500 hen layer operation for the past 10 years. All the manure has been spread on the farm for ten years. From what I've read, you shouldn't raise turkeys on old chicken yards to prevent blackhead. Any thoughts on this?
They're beautiful! Do you have aviary netting over your pen?
What size is the wire on the sides?
That's a really nice set up you have for them.
Shelly, yea Narragansetts aren't white.
Polar chicks, Don't know why the hen was oily like that. I have done a few hens that were kinda oily. Maybe someone else here would know...
Mac, yes they are kinda close to the chickens. So far so good. We have raised a few turkeys in the same yard as the chickens without trouble. The hen yard is large though, that may have helped.
Sweetshoplady, Thanks. Yes we have poultry netting over the pen. The wire has 2" x 4" holes and is 6' tall, 14 gauge. The coop is a 42' long and 16' wide pole structure with an 'a' frame roof. It has a 4' walkway through the center and both sides are divided into 7 6' sections. There will be 14 20' runs in it when it is finished. Still a work in progress.
Here is the coop.
Quote:do you breed them pure or do you let them mix? *purely curious* hehe! I'd be itching to breed them pure if I raised turkeys so just curious if you do or if you just let them mate whomever?