Raising Turkeys: Questions

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by n8mont4, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. n8mont4

    n8mont4 Out Of The Brooder

    51
    7
    41
    Apr 14, 2012
    New York
    I am raising 6 Bourbon Red Turkeys, coming in about a week. I have raised meat chickens in the past, but I have some questions.

    1. Should I feed them medicated feed for the first few weeks?

    2. If I let them pasture, will they take off and explore or stick around my yard. it is a clearing with a big pond. Next to the clearing is a small section of woods, that goes into my neighbors yard.

    3. I have a 6ft fence to keep them in. Can they fly over that with clipped wings?

    4. If I sell them, should I pay to get them butchered or sell them live? How do I even find a butcher for only 6 birds?


    You dont have to answer all questions, just as many as you can. Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2012
  2. OreoPlymothRock

    OreoPlymothRock Chillin' With My Peeps

    995
    9
    113
    Apr 3, 2012
    Florida
    I don't think i can answer all of those questions, but i heard that they can get eaten up by mosquitoes easily.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by