What's the next step up?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by The Red Rooster, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    What's the next step up from a chicken? I'm looking for a bird thats a little bigger. Maybe a Turkey?

    What breed would be good for me?

    Thanks!
     
  2. 9Catsz

    9Catsz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That would all depend on what you have room for.
     
  3. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are you really looking for? A pet? Yard ornament? Something useful?
     
  4. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    u should raise turkeys! lol
     
  5. cottagechick

    cottagechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh come on...think big...you should get an ostrich or a dozen...
    (mind you, I myself only have bantams...)
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  6. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    theres a hatchary that sells ostrich chicks and emu eggs! u should order some!! i know the sight!
     
  7. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    My first thought was strangely emu as well.... [​IMG] I have no experience with breeding though, so don't mind me too much. [​IMG]
     
  8. Mr. Ree

    Mr. Ree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ever thought about Peafowl?


    ~Casey
     
  9. 9Catsz

    9Catsz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mr. Ree :

    Ever thought about Peafowl?


    ~Casey

    You should really research all the different species you'd like to get, and let that research be your guide. I wanted emus really badly, but after doing some reading....a 6' fence around my property is not something I want to put up. I looked into peafowl too and they were a better choice for my situation. I already had a flight cage that fit them nicely. I got some this year and I LOVE them.

    This site has tons of information by some very knowledgeable people on everything you could possibly want to keep. I think I read every thread in the peafowl section.....Didn't get far into the emu section....the 6' fence stopped me in my tracks.​
     
  10. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Mr. Ree :

    Ever thought about Peafowl?


    ~Casey

    Winner winner....that the one....guess what they eat about the same amout as a chicken, now turkey will eat 2 x as much.

    here something to make you think about.

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