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Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Amigatec, Dec 26, 2010.
Is 6 months to young to butcher or should I wait until they arte older?
are they BB's or heritage, if BB's go ahead, if heritage pluck a few feathers on the breast then pinch the skin if its almost paper thin wait, if thicker, non transparent and a layer of fat go ahead
These will be heritage breeds.
those can go 8 months, even over a year. what breed
I am looking at buyng Narraganset or Bourbon Red. I plan buy some this spring.
you do know that if you free range them they take a bit longer, with the reds 7 months is a good size tom, i've raised them, the narragansets are a bit bigger but 7 months should work good too. I'm getting sweetgrass this spring, they are supose to get up to 30 lb toms will see, i'm to get one of the first shipment out of Porters
I probably won't free range these, I plan to buy a 10X10X6 ft dog kennel to keep them in.
I don't want a big tom something in the 10-12 lb range.
then get the reds, the toms are about that size, hens a bit smaller have you ever had turks before? if not have/get some chick (up to 10 days) about the same time they help teach the turks to eat and drink, works great.
my bourbon reds can hop out of a six foot run no problem. I put tarps over the entire top of their run to keep them in.
This will be my first time with Turkeys. I want to eat a REAL turkey instead of these cardboard store bought versions.