We raise Commercial White Turkeys. These are the same variety of birds that are used by industrial turkey farming. We have chosen to offer these because of their specific breeding to provide a quick growing full breasted bird akin to what people are used to buying from the grocery store. Our turkeys may be the same genetically to what you find at your local grocer, but that is where the similarities end. The turkeys are feed antibiotic-free feed on day 1. We do not ever give any growth hormones or appetite stimulants. Our turkeys are given ample space, fresh air and clean water to maintain a healthy environment.
Our turkeys start their journey here as day-old poults. We provide them with access to pasture as soon as we can safely do so. Baby poults are very fragile little beings and require consistent warmth and dry bedding and monitoring. After 4 weeks turkey poults are mostly feathered and hardier. They live out the next 14 weeks enjoying sunshine, grass, bugs and normal turkey lives.
After 18 happy weeks, we process our turkeys here on the farm to provide them with the most humane and low-stress processing experience we can provide. The finished product results in a 15-20 lbs average table bird that is tender and flavorful. Our turkeys are fed conventional feed for a more budget-friendly option.