When Homesteader Hubby mentioned adding turkeys to our homestead, I kind of laughed it off. Actually, I filed it in the “Future Plans For The Homestead” folder, because I know when the Homesteader gets an idea to do something, it usually ends up happening.
Did you know that raising turkeys can not only provide a good quality meat for your family, but it also helps to keep the heritage breeds off the endangered list?
We got our first ever turkey chicks (called poults) last February! Six of them! We didn’t know anything at all about turkeys–they were given to us by a good friend. During this months-long experiment, many new pieces of knowledge have come to light! In the past several months, we have learned quite a lot about […]
We have raised our own turkeys for five years now, and regret nothing. They are amazing birds, with an unique personality all their own. I love watching them run and play with the chickens, “swim” with the ducks, and take dust baths. We have also had them run up to us to be petted and […]
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 […]
After a year of playing with chickens, we decided to start raising turkeys. We love it. Here are some of the basics of raising turkeys.