The turkeys of Lucky Star Farm were featured on season 10 of Iowa Ingredient on Iowa PBS! Click here to view the five minute segment.

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We start day-old turkey poults in the summer so they are ready for Thanksgiving! Our flocks are started indoors until fully feathered, then moved to pasture. Turkeys forage as they move around the pasture and their diet is supplemented with organic grains from a local mill. We are raising both heritage birds (blacks) as well as the more common breed, broad breasted whites, the traditional turkey found during the holidays.  

What is a “heritage turkey”?  Heritage birds are slow growing. They reach market weight at about 20 weeks versus 15 weeks for BBW.  They can reproduce naturally, unlike the broad breasted whites. Heritage birds also have a long productive outdoor lifespan and are active foragers.