to turkey or not to turkey?


I’m debating raising a small flock of thanksgiving turkeys in a chicken-tractor type set up… does anyone have experience to share in the YAY or NAY direction?




Hi Sarah, We just got a tom turkey and two adult hens to start a small flock. So far it isn’t any harder than chickens, and apparently they are easier to butcher. We have space for them in the chicken tractor, but the females prefer to roost on top of it. They are heritage breed mixes, and I think that makes them much less fussy. Even though they are better flyers, they are better behaved than the chickens, and stay inside the fence.

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I’ll look forward to more advice here, too.

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