There are slower and faster-growing turkey breeds for your homestead. Most homesteaders want to hatch their own chicks, and many times, a heritage breed turkey is the best option.
When you're deciding on the right breed for your home, think about: – the climate – how much space you have – if you're in an area with a lot of predators
With a bit of research, you can find the perfect breed for you and your family.
Standard Bronze Turkeys
Bourbon Red Turkeys
Broad Breasted White Turkey
If you're looking for a good homesteading turkey breed, the Bourbon Red is a great option. They're hardy, adaptable, and good foragers, and they have a calm, friendly disposition.
Whichever breed you choose, make sure to do your research and choose a breed that will do well in your climate and on your property.