Raising BB Turkeys

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Cheapchicksfarm, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. Cheapchicksfarm

    Cheapchicksfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am thinking about buying some BB turkey poults they are 2-3 weeks old now but I have never raised the meat type and have no idea how long they take to grow out.
    Can you kill them at any age?
    At what age will they reach a 10lb cleaned weight?
    Will they be stupid like I have heard CX chickens are?
    I can only get 20% protein feed but will also free range them will that be okay? Last year I raised Narragansetts on it along with goat milk and free range they did fine
    My narr's where moved outside full time at about two months old they had a house but refused to sleep in it will the BB's be okay in the weather? My narrs love rain and do fine
    I think that is all the questions for now
     
  2. jfergz

    jfergz Out Of The Brooder

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    BB whites reach mature weight at about 16 weeks this will yield in the 18 - 22lb range. I personally would try to find a little higher protein starter for them though... we feed 30% and get it at our locaal feed store we have them order it when we order our poults. I believe it is purina honor if I remember right (would have to look at the bag) they will not gain much from free ranging, but it does enhance their flavor IMO
     
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2012
  3. Cheapchicksfarm

    Cheapchicksfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you I took the plunge and bought 12 BB's 3 weeks old they look great and I can't believe how big they are at such a young age
     

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