Sunday, July 8, 2012

new additions!

4 Comments:

Blogger Urban Farm Girl said...

I am so jealous! Solitare won't let me have turkeys on the urban farm. Guess there is always next year.... The meat birds we took home from the workshop are doing great. We are down to 9 because one flew the coop, literally and was never seen from again. Hope all is well and kiss Bonita for me!

July 8, 2012 at 1:10 PM  
Blogger doglady said...

Their heads look like Std. Bronze which is a heritage breed like the Bourbons. I have found that the heritage birds take at least 9 months to be a good slaughter size. My St. Bronze tom is just a year and nice and big. I had his brother for Thanksgiving and he was a tad small at 6.5 months.

July 8, 2012 at 2:53 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Are turkeys like chickens? Do they go in a coop to roost at night? Do they stay near the house? I would love to raise turkeys for food but I am clueless of their behavior!

July 8, 2012 at 11:46 PM  
Blogger doglady said...

Kelly, if you allow turkeys, at least the heritage breeds, free range they will roost in the trees. If they have access, such as a porch railing, they will peer into your house to see what you are doing. Some will even meet you as you drive into your driveway. They really are quite personable. In the spring the toms are quite protective of their hens and will attack if threatened.

July 9, 2012 at 8:05 AM  

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