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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Baby Turkey Day By the Numbers

20,000 poults (baby turkeys)

2,000 crates of 100 birds

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6500+ drinkers

414 feeders

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256 supplemental feeders for the first two weeks

192 supplemental drinkers for the first two weeks

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86 degrees farenheit inside the barn

32 heaters

32 cardboard rings to keep the turkeys close to the heaters for the first two weeks

4 inches wood shavings

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4 adults on the crew (Bart, me, Josh the Farm Assistant and neighbor Wes)

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2 pint sized helpers (Adam, 5)

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(Isaac, 3)

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One Family Farm

 

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3 comments:

  1. Neat! How often do you get a new shipment of turkeys? You may have mentioned it before, but I've maybe forgotten. Good luck with your "crop"!

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    1. Every 9 weeks, like clockwork! At 5 weeks old, these will move to the finishers and we'll get ready for another flock!

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