Turkey feeding

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Turkey feeding

Post: #286150 doofaloofa
Tue Dec 22, 2015 7:25 pm

This year I decided to feed the turkeys sparingly, and let them forage away

They received approx. 100g of 21% protein per day and yielded approx. 4.3kg dead weight

This compares to approx. 200g per day with a yield of approx. 8kg dressed weight

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Re: Turkey feeding

Post: #286151 Green Aura
Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:15 am

I'm not sure what this means as you don't appear to be comparing like for like. But, if as it appears a foraging turkey is less than half the weight of a fed one, I'm guessing they're more the size/weight of a bird that hasn't been overstuffed - yes?

I'd be more interested in taste comparison. I'd be willing to bet that the foraging one tastes better.
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Re: Turkey feeding

Post: #286152 doofaloofa
Wed Dec 23, 2015 2:18 pm

Both set of birds foraged, but last year I increased the feed as they grew

what it tells me is for every 25g (which = 0.19 cent) per day will give me about a kg of dead weight

I can in theory provide a turkey of a set weight, plan for the cost and predict the profit

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Re: Turkey feeding

Post: #286172 diggernotdreamer
Sat Dec 26, 2015 10:17 am

but do you know if the train from New York to California took 20 hours in 1935

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Re: Turkey feeding

Post: #286173 Green Aura
Sat Dec 26, 2015 11:36 am

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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