Turkey primer needed

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by 2dancingrats, May 8, 2011.

  1. 2dancingrats

    2dancingrats Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2009
    Bay City, Michigan
    We're thinking of getting a few turkeys. Don't know anything about them. We do have chickens, ducks, geese. So we do have some experience with poultry.
    What kind of shelter do they need? Will they free range cooperatively with the other birds? Do they eat the same feed? Which breeds are "heritage" breeds (We'd like to raise "slow food" turkeys). How long do you raise them? Can probably think of a hundred more questions, but if anyone can just help us out on these, we'd be most grateful.
  2. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Last edited: Jul 20, 2011
  3. MissTurkey4

    MissTurkey4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2011
    Quote:I have chickens, ducks and geese in the same shelter as my turkeys. My baby turkeys get 28-30% protein turkey gamebird starter. My breeders get turkey breeder. All my birds in the breeding pen get the same feed, so the chickens and all eat their food too.

    Porters webs site tells you what a heritage turkey is. He has many of the different colors. http://www.porterturkeys.com/heritageturkeydefined.htm

    ALBC website also has lots of educational turkey advice. Take a look at the site. http://www.albc-usa.org/EducationalResources/downloads.html

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