When do BBB start to feather?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by ourflockof4, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. ourflockof4

    ourflockof4 Chirping

    Apr 9, 2010
    Northern Ohio
    Ok, so my lovely wife went to pick up the meat bird for me on monday, and when she was there she happened to notice 8 little BBB poults in a brooder in the showroom. Needless to say 4 of them were promptly boxed up and on their way to our house [​IMG] My question in how old are they now? They all have their wing feathers, but really nothing else. I don't thing that they have hatched out BBB's for a couple of week, so I am thinking they are probably 2 or 3 weeks old. Does that sound about right?

    They are big enough that they were pushing the top up on the shipping box and sticking there little heads out when they were on the counter waiting for me to set up their brooder [​IMG]
  2. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

    Mar 17, 2010
    Western Washington
    Here are mine at about 6 weeks.
  3. Tunastopper

    Tunastopper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2010
    My week old turkeys have wing feathers. My guess is no more than two weeks old.

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