When do turkey poults start to roost?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by csaiz100, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. csaiz100

    csaiz100 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, bit the bullet and got 3 Red Bourbon poults from my chicken person (He has a feed store). They are 3 weeks old now. I saw one of the little birds sitting on top of the waterer in the brooder. At what age do they start to roost? And when can you tell if they are a "He" or a "She" [​IMG]?
     
  2. Jedwards

    Jedwards Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ours started roosting before they really even started to grow feathers. We have the white turkeys, wild colored ones, and slate. The boys are just starting to grow beards now they hatched around the end of April. I'm sure there are quicker ways to tell the gender, hope this helps!
     
  3. csaiz100

    csaiz100 Out Of The Brooder

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    Growing beards?
     
  4. Jedwards

    Jedwards Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jedwards Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The male turkeys grow "beards" on their breasts as the mature i tried to put an image with a url up but i didn't get approval yet.
     
  6. csaiz100

    csaiz100 Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow[​IMG], I would not have guessed. At what age does this happen?
     
  7. Jedwards

    Jedwards Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it is about 4-6 months old
     

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