What hatcheries sell sexed turkey poults?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Blackberry18, Jan 17, 2016.

  1. Blackberry18

    Blackberry18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd really like to get some turkeys, but all hatcheries sell them as straight run only. Anyone know where I can get sexed poults?

    P.S. I'm aiming mostly at heritage turkeys, especially Bourbon Reds.
     
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  2. memphis

    memphis Overrun With Chickens

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    Not sure what type of turkeys your looking for...but noticed your in MN. Contact @duluthralphie on the "Surviving Minnesota " thread. He will be setting eggs.
     
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  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Meyer has Broad Breasted Whites and Broad Breasted Bronze, sexed.
     
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  4. memphis

    memphis Overrun With Chickens

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    If you want a turkey for a pet, the broad breasted are bred to butcher, you would want a heritage breed turkey.
     
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  5. popsicle

    popsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have found Broad Breasted turkeys aren't nearly as fated to the butcher block as broiler chickens--especially hens that have some access to pasture/free-range. Tip: if you decide to get "heritage" start with one or two, not a minimum order of 15. Heritage turkeys made my goats seem well-behaved.
     
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