White Turkey questions

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by BridgetBarger, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. BridgetBarger

    BridgetBarger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just bought a white turkey poult at Atwood's this weekend. I was just wondering about them. How fast to they grow? What age do you butcher them?
     
  2. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    If it is a broad breasted white turkey, they grow pretty fast. They reach butchering weight between 16-20 weeks. You can definitely grow them beyond that but they do get quite large. I processed my BBWs last year at 22 weeks and they were hen25lbs, hen25.5lbs, tom32lbs and tom37lbs.

    If you dont have other chicks, you should get a second poult to raise with this one. Turkeys are like chickens they are very social and thrive when they have others to be with.
     
  3. BridgetBarger

    BridgetBarger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info. I have it with some chicks and keets hopefully that will work for the social aspect.
     
  4. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    It will. Chicks and keets will be good company.
     

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