turkey ?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by buckeye chickens, May 6, 2009.

  1. buckeye chickens

    buckeye chickens Out Of The Brooder

    May 27, 2008
    My BB Bronze turkey is now one and a half weeks old. Two questions, at want age can you sex a turkey? When I rolled a ball in its way today it ran up and talked to the ball, then tried to get on top of it. Does this sound like a male?
    Also I have been reading on feeding turkeys and after the starter for 8 weeks most say to go with a 22% protein feed. I read somewhere if your turkey is a pet, and this one is, to skip the 22% protein and feed something 20% does this sound right?
  2. Bird Brain

    Bird Brain Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2009
    Hixson, TN
    I dont know about the feed thing or the ball, but I have 5 BBB and at about that age I had two strutting. Now at 5 weeks still I think I have two gobblers and three hens.

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