Sunday, June 19, 2011

The poultry investment.

A few months ago I purchased some baby chicks at my local feed store. After a few weeks I had began to think of the possibilities of raising chicken and turkey for food - both eggs and meat.

 I ended up buying two Bourbon Red turkey poults about a week later, with plans of one or both being served for Thanksgiving. As horrible as it sounds, I feel I should voice my thoughts about this. MOST turkey you buy in from a store lived a life along the lines of miserable. Do you think miserable animals make for good food? Also, the turkey you buy from a store is from the mutant breed of Broad Breasted White turkeys. These birds become too large for their legs to carry them, and often times have other organ problems from growing faster than their body can handle. That is terrible! Not what I am doing.

Week old Bourbon Red turkey poult.
 At a week old they are so adorable, and they are quite curious too! I got pecked in the eye by one! No harm done thankfully.


  1. What do you plan on feeding these little guys? you are what you eat and all.

  2. They eat Gamebird starter. Made by Purina.

  3. I don't think that sounds awful at all. Most Americans eat meat, and have no idea where it comes from. They pretend that every animal was raised and slaughtered humanely. The reality is much different. Anyone that does eat meat, and thinks it's cruel if you raise and slaughter your own is living in a fantasy world.