Thoughts on wild turkeys

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by DLCShark, Oct 18, 2014.

  1. DLCShark

    DLCShark Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ran across a guy selling wild turkey hatchlings. He said the looked and tasted like the turkeys that are hunted during season. What's your thoughts on this? I actually though about getting a couple and trying them out. He wants $10 a piece for them.
     
  2. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member Project Manager

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    We've just begun talking about raising turkeys for 2015 (we only have chickens now) so I have been looking at what a couple of the hatcheries have and how much they are.

    Both Meyer and Ideal sell several breeds of turkeys including "Eastern Wild" and "Rio Grande" breeds. So I suppose the person you talked to could have got some from a hatchery and raised them.

    Here are the links if you want to read about them:

    https://www.meyerhatchery.com/productinfo.a5w?prodID=ESTWS

    http://www.idealpoultry.com/item.html
     
  3. EeyoreD

    EeyoreD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me, personally, I shy away from anything (turkeys, watches, handbags, tvs) that sound like they fell off the back of a truck, if you know what I'm saying.

    But especially with birds - better you know the true provenance not just what Vinny told you if you want to build a flock.

    But again, just my opinion and it depends on what you want to do with them.
     
  4. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

    i dunno about that... [​IMG][​IMG]
     

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