plz need help was just gifted with 5 ,1 week old turkeys Pics Added

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by AhBee01, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. AhBee01

    AhBee01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2007
    yo. ohio
    A neighbor just gifted us with 5 week old turkeys! I have no clue how or where to start! We have a brooder light and I have raised peeps. What should I feed them, is chicken starter of, or is there a formula for turkeys? We will have baby chicks and ducklings here shortly, but will be raised by Momma!! I would like to only have to buy one feed, but will do what is best!
    I will read up on more stuff later, but I have 5 baby turkeys staring at me!
    I will post a pic later.
    Just when we were debating on getting rid of some of our animals, this happened, I think it is Gods way of telling us no, keep on doing what you are doing!
    What a neat gift!!!
    TIA

    Here are some pics, Do you think they are BBW, they all look like this and have blue eyes!
    I was hoping they were a different breed, but hey, I'm not complaining, If we like it will will get a breed that will breed, and set!

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    Hey what's that shiny thing!

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    My Lab, Roxy saying" MMM Lunch!"

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  2. barnwife

    barnwife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    turkeys need a higher protein, but the rest of their care is pretty comparable to chicks/ducks/geese/ etc.

    Congrats, and good luck!
     
  3. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

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  4. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I often dye their starter (we just use chick crumble) red or green to get their attention or put a chick in with them to keep them interested in food. My turkeys I raise on wire until about 3 months old, I have better luck with them that way. [​IMG]
     
  5. AhBee01

    AhBee01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2007
    yo. ohio
    Thanks, they are doing good! They know where their food and water is, but they really love my ring when i put my hand in there bin!
    I got turkey start it is 26%. Best I could get today!
    Thanks again
    Brenda
     
  6. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

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  7. AhBee01

    AhBee01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2007
    yo. ohio
    I thought the pics didn't go through, but they are there!!!
     
  8. Harp Turkey Ranch

    Harp Turkey Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From the pics, I would say they are Bourbon reds. BBW do have red on their heads as well but the ones you got look to me more like a Bourbon red another week or two will tell the tale. Your dog is much more tame with the poults then mine. Lola(dog) would be all over them. She is poultry tame and plays with all the turkeys and chickens, but a little rough with the wee ones. again great pics and poults.
     
  9. AhBee01

    AhBee01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2007
    yo. ohio
    Harp Turkey Ranch,
    Thanks, Roxy is really good, but I have to be right there or she gets a little rough too!
    I hope they are the Bourbon reds that would be cool!
    I will post pics in a few weeks!
     

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