Turkey Hatching Eggs
- Turkeys are seasonal breeders so they only lay from early spring to late fall.
We collect eggs daily from all the pens, eggs are marked with a collection date in pencil on the top along with what breed they are. They are shipped when they are no more than a week old. Anything older than 7 days is discarded as for eating. Hatching eggs are carefully packaged in a carton with paper towels to take up extra space in the carton, wrapped in tin foil in case of x-ray, and then wrapped in bubble wrap and placed in a shipping box to ensure their safe arrival to your farm!
Noted for their dark mohagany plumage over the majority of their body Bourbons are a classic amongst heritage turkey keepers. Toms tail feathers are white with a soft bar of red just before the feather ends and both hens and toms have white flight feathers. As a heritage veriety these birds are much slower growing than Broad Breasted varieties, young hens weighing around 14 pounds and toms weighing around 23.
These are my personal favorite of the two types of turkeys we keep here at the farm. They are similar in size to Bourbons but even more striking with their seemingly silver tipped feathers. Narragansetts are another heritage variety and are therefore rather slow growing. Toms typically do not fully mature until their second breeding season.