raising turkeys first time

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by hope3ls, May 30, 2012.

  1. hope3ls

    hope3ls Hatching

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    Hi this is my first time raising turkeys. They are just over a week old.Is it normal for them to be noisy at first it was really cute but they are pretty vocal at times. We have raised chickens but never turkeys so this is a little different. I was wondering if anyone could give me some good pointers. These are broad breasted white turkeys we are raising for Holiday dinners. Thanks
     
  2. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Crowing

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from NY State! [​IMG]
    I've never raised turkeys so I can' help with that. But good luck with them!
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    Check in the forum for the turkey section under Other Backyard Poultry
     
  5. nickie

    nickie Songster

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    Welcome, and I did notice my turkeys were quite a bit noisier than the chickens. Way more active too. Had to put a lid on the brooder at 2 weeks to keep them in and its 3 feet high.
     
  6. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us. Oh, it's definitely normal lol. All of ours have been more much more vocal than chicks, too. They're also curious about everything, and even now our big toms follow us around in the yard to see what we're up to lol.
     
  7. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing

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  8. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. :thumbsup
     
  9. sumi

    sumi Égalité

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    Hello and [​IMG]
     
  10. hope3ls

    hope3ls Hatching

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    Hi thanks to all who replied I am glad to know that it is normal for the turkeys to be noisy and that nothing is wrong. I think I am going to enjoy raising them here in Ohio.[​IMG]
     

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