Thanksgiving dinner - when should I get chicks if I want them ready???

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by jasonm11, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. jasonm11

    jasonm11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to get about 5 turkey's with one of them being Thanksgiving dinner. When is the best time to get them so they are ready for dinner???[​IMG]
     
  2. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    For a heritage variety you want them at least 6 months old, we like our Thanksgiving bird more around 8 months.

    Steve
     
  3. jasonm11

    jasonm11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you, I am trying to make sure I have all my ducks in a row [​IMG] before I get my turkey's.
     
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  4. MovieFanz

    MovieFanz Out Of The Brooder

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    My Thanksgiving turkey was a 9 month old Blue Slate Tom. He was just under 14 pounds.
     
  5. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Like Steve said, heritage birds need to be 6-10 months. I like them 8-9 months. If you want a broad breasted type, they will be ready at about 4 1/2 months.
     
  6. jasonm11

    jasonm11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now I just need to figure out where to get poults locally, any help would be appreciated I live just North of Denton TX.
     
  7. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Ask at your local feed store who raises turkeys, Craigs list, post at add on the wanted to buy section here.

    Steve
     

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