Raising turkeys on your own property can be an incredibly rewarding experience.
Turkeys are gentle and incredibly loyal, which can make processing them an emotional task.
Raising turkeys can help you to reduce your environmental footprint, as raising them on your own property means you know exactly where your food has come from.
There definitely can be some financial savings to raising turkeys if you are going to sell them. Turkeys eat a lot of feed. More than you would spend on a turkey in the store.
There is nothing like a homegrown turkey. You can buy your butterball, or whatever it is you like from the store, but the meat flavor you get from a homegrown turkey is unbelievable!
Heritage toms remain fertile for 3-5 years and hens will produce eggs for up to 5 years.
When you feed turkeys, their food stays where you put it, the water stays bedding free and the droppings are not scattered like they are in our chicken coops.