Have you purchased or priced out a locally raised free range non-gmo/soy free turkey for Thanksgiving? Well, they can be a on the higher end of our budget. This year we decided we would raise our own Thanksgiving and Christmas Turkeys. We will also sell a few and have a couple left in the freezer for later use.
The turkeys have been a joy to raise and are quite good foragers. They still had to be fed quite a bit of non-gmo/soy free grower feed but overall we were very pleased with their growth process. We built a make-do turkey tractor out of pvc and chicken wire. It worked quite well until Gertie decided she wanted the eat the turkey feed. Bye bye turkey tractor! We were able to move the turkeys to an old chicken pen for the last few weeks before harvest……..