May get turkeys.....need help to know their needs

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by cazyaniamllover, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. cazyaniamllover

    cazyaniamllover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so i live in Louisiana where it get super hot in the summer and sometimes it snows my dad and me may use some as well thankgiving and other hoidays dinners but we will keep a few hen if theirs a nice tom for breeding for more turkeys. they not going to be alot beacause well slaught is going to be a bit hard beacause's i'm not that good at killing but they be treat with respicle live a happy life with good food for them to eat(plus my grandpa will propply feed them tablescars and hopeful not chicken...like he do for the cats and dogs) and slaught were they won't feel anything.plese give me a good bred or breds for good mothers,layers,meat. good with not a real big houses and run but still not to tiny.plus they can't make to much noise beaacause of my mom and grandma.... plese plese plese help me with this [​IMG]
     
  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    What city do you live in? I only have Bourbon Red turkeys and the hens are good layers and good mothers.
     
  3. cazyaniamllover

    cazyaniamllover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i live about baton rouge area, it's more like asenend and it's still a maybe sadly [​IMG] i have to finsh get my dad on my side and my mom i'm still bribing
    now i have to finsh leaning how to spell some more words..beacause how you can tell [​IMG] ........but i love how turkeys look mainly their face [​IMG]
     
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  4. cazyaniamllover

    cazyaniamllover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hello plese post something to help me plese pretty plese [​IMG]
     
  5. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:Are you getting baby turkeys or adults? Their feed needs will be different. Where will you keep them housed? Do you have waterers and feeders for them. The babies need a high protein feed. I think the Bourbon Reds are a good breed to get. The hens are good mothers and they take care of their babies very well. I have never eaten any of my turkeys but I hear that the Bourbon Reds taste good.
     
  6. cazyaniamllover

    cazyaniamllover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well i'm planning to make a little house and ran i'm still seching it [​IMG] sadly but it be bigish taller the height taller then me baerly and about 3ft for each birds...maybe more plus the really mean ones are the one most likely to be eaten plus if the turkey flock get to big then yea but the others are going to be kept i may show them if i can and i may get the reds beacuse they do look pretty on that pic. i seen before plus they on that tractor supply co order form i wonder if they have can have a run that top is cover because i don't want one of my cats to get hate or one of the turkeys beacause my mom told me a tale about one turkey and a cat poor kitty but the eggs i really don't care how many but we eat alot of eggs so i may get a good bit of the red's [​IMG]
     
  7. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Well if you get Bourbon Red, you will have a good time with them. They make great pets and better eating. My turkeys like to roosts very high on the fence and in the tree. Your should be ok though. Try not to have too many males (TOMs). I have 1 tom with 4 females. I had 2 males but the younger male was alittle bad, so I sold him. I feed the babies Turkey starter and it is 30% protein. I feed the adults Pellets or Game Bird Feed. They love it all. All of them do good on the feed that I feed them. They also love whole corn as a treat.

    I hope that this has helped you. Do you have any more questions? Just let me know.
     
  8. cazyaniamllover

    cazyaniamllover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:thank you it end's up it be a little bit after firework season till i can get money to buy the turkeys with my chickens and other birds and their home(they going to be my bird so i'll be in charge of them [​IMG] )but do you know how good they will do with alot of cats [​IMG]
     

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