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when do turkeys reach maturety?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by austinhart123, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Los Angeles CA
    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
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2008
  2. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what breed of turkeys? and what do you feed them?
     
  3. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Los Angeles CA
    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
     
  4. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.
     
  5. farm_mom

    farm_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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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. [​IMG] We just butchered our narragansetts at 6 months (because they were trying to kill eachother) they dressed out between 10-15lbs.
     
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If you are raising them for the table - about 26 weeks more or less.
     
  7. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Los Angeles CA
    no lol just pets...i want to know when to see what they look like as fullgrowns
     
  8. doubleostud

    doubleostud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    normally depending on feed, breed ect. about 10-12 months, but i have had a few that took longer and a few that basically stopped at 8 months
     

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