- Jul 17, 2017
- Reaction score
- Zone 6B or 7 can't decide
Wild turkeys looooove our property. Wild flock on our property was about 40 this past fall. I'm in turkey raising country here - I live in the area where all the Jennie-O turkey is grown. I should ask around to see what the big turkey farms do for temperature in winter.
The reason I asked about wild turkeys is:
1) If you have wild turkeys then domesticated turkeys should have a good chance of success.
2) if you plan on free-range domesticated turkeys, just beware the domesticated "may" join a flock of wilds. I had to put netting overtop of my turkey runs because I had a wild Tom jump the 6' tall fence to mate my hens. It's was quite a battle between my domesticated burbon red Tom and the wild Tom. Luckily I seen the wild Tom in the run before to much damage was done. Needless to say we eat wild turkey Tom shortly thereafter