Turkeys

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by AimsChickies, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. AimsChickies

    AimsChickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When do you order to be ready for Thanksgiving? I'm really thinking in advance here, haha.
     
  2. Brunty_Farms

    Brunty_Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It depends if you want the heritage type breeds or the commercial breeds.

    Heritage breeds you want to order in March-April.

    Commercial you want to order in Jun-Aug.... depending on how big you want them.

    We get our in the middle of July and the toms are about 18-24 lbs and the hens are about 12-16 lbs. Which works perfect for us.
     
  3. Harp Turkey Ranch

    Harp Turkey Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are not far in the future with your thinkings. We try and get in 8-6 months of growth. Early may for T-day and June for x mas, these would be the late set dates for a decent bird for heritage birds.
     
  4. farmerlor

    farmerlor Chillin' With My Peeps

    My heritage birds take about 26-28 weeks to get to processing weight.
     
  5. AimsChickies

    AimsChickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks all!
     
  6. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'd just order when it's convenient, butcher when they're the size you want, and throw them in the freezer.
     

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