Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Turkey Pullets!!!!

Last year hubby and I invested in 15 heritage breed turkeys with the intentions of breeding them and then selling the turkeys...somehow:))  We butchered the breed that seemed to not do so well in our cold area and kept the Royal Palms and the Narrangansett.  One Tom and 3 or 4 hens.  I am not sure how to go about advertising these or marketing them, but I need to think fast, because we have eggs in the incubator!!!!  I just got the first Narrangansett, and we have 2 of the Royal Palms.  Any ideas?  I know that these birds are actually on some list of  "very few left" list.  I don't know if they qualify for endangered species or what.  I am hoping we are able to hatch out the eggs that we get though....I never thought in all my life I would be a turkey farmer though.

2 comments:

Red Gate said...

Too bad we don't live closer. I want some heritage breed turkeys, but have no idea what I'd do with more than 2 or 3. All the minimum orders I find are 15. Looks like I'll be buying a few standard breeds from our local farm store this year.

Dalyn (AKA The Queen of Quite Alot) said...

I LOVE to raise hertiage breed turkeys! I am way jealous! I have a Royal Palm Tim, but all the others were eaten aside from one very homely Spanish Black hen. I am hoping to get several more this year and start again now that the neighbor dog who was killing them is buried in my pasture. ")