TURKEYS

Taking reservations for 2018

TURKEY TALES
We start day-old turkey poults in the summer so they are ready for Thanksgiving! We are raising both heritage birds as well as the more common breed, broad breasted whites,  the more traditional turkey found during the holidays.  What is a “heritage turkey”? This year we will offer two heritage breeds - Bourbon Reds and Chocolates.  Heritage birds are slow growing. They reach market weight at about 28 weeks versus 20 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. We raise toms and hens to ensure a variety of sizes. BBW toms usually have a finished weight of about 25#+ and hens average closer to 18#. Heritage birds range from 14 - 23#.  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. Turkeys are processed the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and available for pick-up the same day, ensuring freshness.