We got our first turkeys!!!!! woo hooo

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by the4heathernsmom, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. the4heathernsmom

    the4heathernsmom Songster

    Jul 1, 2008
    east texas
    So excited!!!! Thought I would share.......went to Atwoods to get chicken starter and of course they had the bins out FULL of baby birds....had to look....pocketbook screamed NOOOOOO but couldn't resist!!! On a whim I bought 5.....they were on SALE how could I not? They were BBB oh turkeys with color!!!!! Then I get home and start reading last night and realize that they cannot reproduce and are heavy like cornish chickens...oh well kinda bummed there but that's ok we will have fun raising them. I really really really want a tom and two hens of the N turkeys...nagaransett sp? oh I am so bad anyhow the colorful ones that will reproduce!!! They are so weird as chicks....I know one is a tom.....guess what it did? They barely have feathers but the little thing puffed up and strutted !!!!!! It was the cutest thing ever!!!! I want to get a pic of it doing it! They move slow and cautious and don't seem as skittish as the brooder chicks. Anyhow I just thought it was really neat. Who knew Atwoods carried TURKEYS????!!!!! lol lol My hubby is threatening to ban me from Atwoods!

  2. nickie

    nickie Songster

    Jun 25, 2011
    north central KY
    You can always remind your husband that you saved money buying them since they were on sale ;).
  3. slim1986

    slim1986 Songster

    Sep 5, 2011
    Highfill, Arkansas
    Me and my dad are planning on getting some turkeys this spring! We are gonna go the "hatchery route" and order some Black Spanish, Bourbon Reds, and Blue Slates from Cackle Hatchery! You should check them out, they have 5 "heritage breeds" that'll breed naturally..... Oh watch your BBB's too, they grow fast and may develop some leg problems.....
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2012
  4. what are BBB and why cant they reproduce???

    grats on the turkeys, i love them,so cute, we always get the midget whites from out feed store

  5. Frosty

    Frosty Songster 10 Years

    Mar 30, 2008

    BBB is Broad Breasted Bronze. The males get too big to be able to breed.

    Congrats on the new babies!Just so you know, they are addictive!

    Edited because I can't spell!
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2012
  6. oh ok

    ya, they are so sweet and curious, you cant just have 200 XD
  7. the4heathernsmom

    the4heathernsmom Songster

    Jul 1, 2008
    east texas

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