Turkey suggestions?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by DuckBoy323, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. DuckBoy323

    DuckBoy323 Chirping

    Aug 23, 2011
    Arlington Washington
    So me and my parents were talking about getting turkeys and i was wondering what types of breeds are good to get for thanksgiving next year and if they need their own little house? Also will they be fine with other chickens and ducks?
  2. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Songster

    Jun 30, 2010
    Aitkin, MN
    The cheapest to raise would be broad-breasted, but the heritage are more fun. You need to start early to get a heritage bird ready for Thanksgiving...the first week of May. Turkeys don't need much for shelter after about 6 weeks. They may or may not get along with other chickens and ducks. Check if you have blackhead in your area.

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