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Patience Patience

The turkeys are starting to lay more regularly and we are collecting eggs and incubating them.  The next stage is candling to see if the eggs we set are fertile, and then it’s another wait to see that they are hatching well. At a few months old the poults have sufficient feathering for us to get an idea as to whether the pairings have gone well and the results are…


Orders for 2016

Our early orders for 2016 have been excellent with requests across the range from adult birds, to poults and eggs.  Recent years have shown a steady increase in enquiries about turkey keeping, and this has followed through to sales.  However, this year, as in previous years, it is likely that demand for our Heritage Turkeys will exceed supply. So, if you are considering becoming…

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Early Segregation

With the turkeys now showing strong signs of mating, it is important to remember the necessity for segregation if you want to effectively manage your breeding groups.  You really must put your breeding groups together early and keep them segregated. By early I mean before treading actually begins.   If you wait until you see dislodged feathers in a pen before you…

TCUK Open Day

Heritage Turkeys are pleased to be hosting the first Turkey Club UK open day! starts at 11.00 until 4 pm 19 September 2015 Food, Quiz, wonder around the Turkeys, talk to Judges or chat to like-minded Turkey Keepers! enter Heritage Turkeys in Google for location and map.


Adders at Dodpen

Occasionally we see adders at Dodpen and so we are always mindful when working in the fields and around the garden area.  But today we found a beautifully marked adult adder basking close to the house.  An absolutely stunning animal and given its very crisp well defined polished pattern I think the adder had recently sloughed.  We carefully removed it…