So I made the leap and ordered 3 Broad Breasted turkeys. A far cry from the pasture raised heritage breeds I wanted but the minimum order was 20 and I thought before I worked on fencing and pasture placement I should do a test run with a few easy ones first. These kind don't mate naturally so they will be serving the purpose of putting weight on and providing us with Holiday meat this year. If it goes well our plan will be to continuously raise them to butcher weight and to provide our own constant supply of meat.
And...the best news of all....after being on a wait list for over a year I finally was able to purchase some of my chicken must haves. We now have Marans, Welsummers, Barnevelders, Dorkings,and Salmon Faverolles. I'm so excited to have some dark chocolate colored (not covered lol) eggs. I also purchased a Maran Roo in the hopes that I can breed it with my Ameraucanas and get some Oliver Egger hens.
I am a 2nd grade teacher by day and a full time farm wife by evening (and weekends and the summer!).