need information on Heritage Blue Babies added today...

dirdiebirds

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I would please appreciate any information I can get on raising my new babies. Have always had chickens, never turkeys, but I love them and just added a baby tom and 2 females. he is black phase blue and they are blue. they are 2 days old....any tips from experienced turkey folks are greatly needed and thanks for them.
 

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I would please appreciate any information I can get on raising my new babies. Have always had chickens, never turkeys, but I love them and just added a baby tom and 2 females. he is black phase blue and they are blue. they are 2 days old....any tips from experienced turkey folks are greatly needed and thanks for them.

Start with Porter's poult raising tips and the Turkeys 101 thread

http://www.porterturkeys.com/poultstartingtips.htm

https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...-turkeys-what-do-i-need-to-know#post_11309891

Chicken terms do not apply to turkeys. I am assuming that your "black phase blue" is a Blue Slate and that your blues are Self Blues aka Lavenders.

http://www.porterturkeys.com/slateselfblue.htm

It is extremely difficult to sex 2 day old poults. Do not be surprised if they grow up to be a different sex than you think they are.
 

dirdiebirds

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Sorry, yes..that is what they are. I don't care really what they are time will tell, but I just want them to make it. Be healthy and happy. I just read turkeys 101. Will check other info. Thanks
 

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