Turkey's worth vs eggs

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Sally8, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. Sally8

    Sally8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2011
    I have a beautiful 5 mo old Tom, crossed between a Bronze and a
    Royal Palm. I have an opportunity to trade him for fertile Bourbon Red eggs.
    Can anyone tell me the worth of either? I'd like, maybe 6 eggs, but don't want to insult him if the eggs are worth more than the turkey. This "deal" isn't a big deal, he was going to give me the eggs anyway and I was giving him the turkey anyway. Does anyone have a rough idea? Thanks.
  2. kangababy

    kangababy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2010
    The tom would be worth $25 for eating since it is a mix breed if that. maybe more if you were selling him at a flea market to someone who was just going to eat him. For breeding purposes he is not worth anything.

    The eggs on the other had run around $3.50-$4 each but this time of year most turkeys have stopped laying. Our completely stopped about a month ago.
  3. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2010
    Aitkin, MN
    The eggs are worth about $5 each. At 5 months, I think Kangababy is pretty close for value. As a breeding turkey, it would only be valuable to someone who like to play around with the color genes (like me). As food, I can sell a seven month tom weighing 16 lbs for about $75. Others can sell them for more or less depending on where they live. Turkeys definitely bring in more money as food than as breeders (some high quality lines excepted).
  4. Sally8

    Sally8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2011
    Thanks all. Not going to get the eggs until spring but going to share "Huck" now. I ended up with 2 toms because I was told that turkeys are always on a suicide mission. Funny thing, I bought 2 toms and she threw in a hen. I accidentally killed the hen within 2 weeks by raising the light in the brooder. I had a long stick going through the loops on the lamp and it fell through the slats of the brooder. Who knew. :/
    The turkey idea was more for a pet and we were going to eat the other. That's not going to happen. I learned to not name the chickens we plan on eating. It's a whole lot easier. The mind does some strange things, doesn't it.
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2012

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