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Minimum number of Turkeys?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by IceTemplar04, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. IceTemplar04

    IceTemplar04 New Egg

    Feb 24, 2012
    I'm interested in raising turkeys. I have read they are very "social"- in a way- and do better in groups than individually. I'm just wondering, this is accurate?

    If so, I want to start with a small group. What would be a good number of poults to start off with? Would 4 to start be a good? Or should I expect to lose a poult while they grow and should I get a few more to be on the safe side?

  2. FarmerGilland

    FarmerGilland Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2011
    On Top of the Mountain
    I started out with 4 and they did fine. We had to kill one of them off because something was wrong with it's leg and it couldn't do anything. Then about 4 months later we got 2 more that were about 2 months old...and they do fine together.

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