Starting a turkey flock... Quantity of adult birds

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Julie_A, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. Julie_A

    Julie_A Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I'm purchasing adult birds, how many should I start with? These will be pets (there's a chance offspring will be dinner).

    Would it be better to get a trio or a pair? I'm considering BR, RP and MW.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Chickie'sMoma

    Chickie'sMoma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2009
    Rochester, NH
    i'd say to get one tom to at least 2-3 hens so he is not putting too much stress on one girls all the time. but i don't have turkeys (yet [​IMG] )
     
  3. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    A trio would be best, and if possible the hens of unrelated blood lines. That would give you a good start.

    Steve in NC
     
  4. Julie_A

    Julie_A Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Steve, you are wonderful!!! Where in NC are you?
     

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