when do turkeys reach maturety?

austinhart123

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Mar 12, 2008
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i have turkeys, three 4mth olds, and seven 3 month olds, and was wondering what age they stop growing

edited cause i suck at math
 
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austinhart123

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Mar 12, 2008
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they are free ranging and getting gamebird/ turkey crumbles, the 4month olds are bourbon reds and the 3month olds are 2bourbons, 2midget whites, and three narrengassets
 

chickenannie

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Nov 19, 2007
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My bourbon red turkeys are just starting to get mature at age 7-8 months. My hens started laying eggs at 9-10 months. the BR toms will get to 15 pounds (dressed weight) and the hens will get to 8 pounds (dressed).
I don't know about the other breeds. My 1.5 year old RB tom is significantly heavier than the 7 month-olds.
hope that helps.
 

farm_mom

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Mar 11, 2008
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Well, I don't believe turkeys are considered mature until at least 1 year of age.....but don't quote me on that.
We just butchered our narragansetts at 6 months (because they were trying to kill eachother) they dressed out between 10-15lbs.
 

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