Baby Turkeys!


Ed’s family was so happy with how well raising pigs turned out last year, they’ve decided to raise some turkeys this year, too.  The babies are so cute in the photo above (from Mom Marie), where they’re about a day old.


Here’s one of the turkeys now, at about a week and a half old.


Ed holds the turkey inside his work area of the barn.  They’re living here for now, under lights to keep them warm.


Here are the turkeys in their home.  They’re trying to fly out of the pen now, but a screen across the top keeps them safe inside.

As the turkeys get older, they’ll be moved to a pen where they can free-range until Thanksgiving.  I’m so excited that we’ll be able to add sustainably and humanely raised turkey to our table this year.



Filed under Living from Scratch, Local Agriculture, Sustainable Living

6 responses to “Baby Turkeys!

  1. Oh how cute!! They are just precious. I can see that they are getting there wing feathers already. It is almost sad how fast they grow out of the cute and fuzzy stage. That is great that you’ll have family raised turkey this year. I haven’t decided yet if we’re going to raise any. At this point I’d have to get the regular breeds, those heritage birds are so expensive that I didn’t reserve any. Maybe next year. Enjoy!

  2. Nate

    hey ab, how can they be free range in a pen?

  3. Um, good question Nate. It’s a big pen?

    You’re like my students, any little thing you can pick on and you will. But I love you anyway little bro. Wanna come over Friday night?

  4. Aww, adorable! Just please warn me before you post Thanksgiving dinner next year…I don’t want to see them “all grown up”!

  5. Terry

    How long before they can go out side to a house and their own pen?

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