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Turkeys about breeding time

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by CrealCritter, Feb 4, 2018.

  1. Sep 30, 2018
    CrealCritter

    CrealCritter Super Self-Sufficient

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    This information on starting turkey poults from Porter's Rare Heritage Turkeys
    pretty much sums up what some of my books say and is the plan I'm going to stick too for my next brood.

    Tips on starting your poults
    https://www.porterturkeys.com/poultstartingtips.htm
     
  2. Oct 1, 2018
    sumi

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    From what I heard and seen about ACV (apple cider vinegar) is that it aids in nutrient absorption, promotes feather growth, a healthy gut, etc, etc… I've given it to my chickens, chicks and older birds, and I was amazed at the results. I'd continue giving it to them and change the feed as you said. Hopefully the next batch will do better for you!
     
  3. Oct 10, 2018
    CrealCritter

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    Little turkey Tom's. Their feathers are just starting to darken up.
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    They got a long ways to go before they can become Thanksgiving dinner like my mature Tom will be here pretty soon.
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  4. Oct 10, 2018
    CrealCritter

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    Man that stinks your breeder Tom died.
     
  5. Oct 10, 2018
    baymule

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    We want pictures of the plucking, cleaning and cooking process!
     
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    Ok when the time comes... I had to use a pair of visegrips to pluck the wing and tail feathers. They are big and won't let loose easily.
     
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