Will He Be Ready By Thanksgiving

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by love2chicken, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. love2chicken

    love2chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I would like some help if i get a bb turkey now will it be ready by nov. please let me know if i should get one or not thanks
     
  2. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    from what I have read.. a BB should be.. I've never had them so I can't say for sure 100%.. the bird may just be on the small side at slaughter .. so I suppose it depends on how big of a bird you were planning on having.
     
  3. weirdturkeyfreak

    weirdturkeyfreak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi there!
    Broad Breasted turkeys usally take 6 months to become full grown, unless you have an already half-grown turkey
    because one year I was gone for a 1 month and he shot up nearly full grown, so it depends how old it is.

    Hope I helped,
    Jackie
     
  4. jasonm11

    jasonm11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    4 to 5 months if you feed them high protein feed for a BB and 8-10 months for a heritage breed givine the same circumstances.
     
  5. TimTurkey

    TimTurkey Out Of The Brooder

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    16 weeks minimum, 18-20 gives a better fat content, or so the literature says. I am new to turkeys, too...
     

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