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Turkeys sold out everywhere

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by PurpleChicken, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    I wanted to order a few turkeys to have for Thanksgiving. Having fresh turkey
    and giving away a few fresh birds to close friends and family would have been
    great. Trouble is no hatcheries have any. Moyers can ship on 9/11 but they need
    at least 90 days to mature and even that is young.

    Oh well there's always next year.
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    As slowly as my turkeys seem to be growing getting them in April and growing them out until late November is still a smallish bird. I can't imagine my turkeys now being large enough to butcher at Thanksgiving. Perhaps when the weather begins to cool a bit they will start to gain weight. I have no real idea [​IMG]
     
  3. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I don't keep the with the chickens. They have their own room in the barn. I am waiting until next March and then I am ordering Bourbon Reds. I want to try my hand at raising a heritage breed.
     
  5. bobbieguyette

    bobbieguyette Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could be the hatcheries have the same problem I did this year the turkeys went on strike right in the usual height of laying season:| my hens up and stopped for 2 months and now just started laying again the weather really effects them too hot too much rain or too cold they stop laying them bratts![​IMG]
     

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