Beautiful to behold, these stately lords of the barnyard must be seen to be appreciated. The metallic sheen of the feathers changes from copper to bronze to burnished gold as the light moves across them. Four feet in length, six feet from wing tip to wing tip, a full grown tom will weigh in at about 38 pounds. Hens easily go 22 pounds. No wonder the Pilgrims gave thanks for the wild ancestors of these present-day beauties.
No turkeys to Alaska.
how much coop space does a BBB need? We'll have a run as well but have 12 turkeys and know they get ginormous.
You should provide at least 5 - 6 sq ft per bird.
What is the average age for butchering a broad breasted bronze turkey?
Broad Breasted Bronze turkeys are generally butchered at 20-24 weeks of age.
My turkeys are breeding or at least it appears they are. Will they breed? Someone said they won't. Love these birds and really don't want to butcher them. They are so friendly and docile. I let mine free range that I got from you. Thank you again for my Broad Breasted Bronze. They are huge! :)
Most broad breasted bronze will not reproduce. They are bred for the most part to butcher.
YummyWe bought 7 in the spring. We received 4 toms and 3 hens. We butchered the toms at 6 months and they dressed out over 35#. We have an Eastern wild turkey that showed interest in the females. We are now getting confirmed fertile eggs from them. Can't wait to try the hybrid.