turkeys

I’ve started to let the turkeys run loose a bit in the evenings after I get home. Juggling their freedom is hard, because they are eating a 30% protein diet, and I don’t want the chickens to have unlimited access to that. It’s not good for them to eat too much of it, and it’s also a waste of money. So, for now, the turkeys stay penned during the day with their supercharged growth food. They love being out, though, and anxiously wait at their door to be set free each night.

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Turkeys

We got three turkey poults a few weeks ago. We’d been considering mail-ordering some, but happened upon them at a local feed store and decided to just get them there. They were twice the price of mail order ones, but this was convenient. And there is the factor of letting someone else endure the risk and losses associated with shipping, where these birds were already a week or two old, so well on their way. They are growing like mad, of course, that thirty percent protein feed really packs on the pounds!

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