Tyler Ludens wrote:I was not able to raise turkeys for Thanksgiving by starting them in the Spring. I raised Royal Palms, which take a long time to mature. I wanted them for Thanksgiving, but they were so small by then I ended up buying a store turkey.
Tyler Ludens wrote:... baby turkeys seem like death magnets compared to baby chicks.
Alan Stuart wrote:So I'm thinking late April early May? But what else I wanted to know was if any of you have experience with keeping chickens and turkeys together. Some people mentioned bullied to death as well as blackhead disease. Should I not keep them in the same coop?
Tyler Ludens wrote:... I expect I did not feed them enough high-quality food to get them to an eatable size in time,...
wayne stephen wrote:I have seen no blackhead disease. I wonder if moving them daily discourages that.
Parker Free wrote:Hope this helps someone!