This is "Christmas Boy" a White Holland Turkey. His owner could no longer keep him. What a gentle Tom!
A few of the 2018 rescues: "Rescue success!"
We are located a few miles west of the Indian River, just southwest of Kennedy Space Center in Canaveral Groves, Florida. Here in central Florida we enjoy a longer hatching season than most of the United States.
One hour old.....turkey poults for pet homes
The consequences of a healthy and happy flock and long Florida hatching season are …babies, lots of babies….. For the past 16 years we have raised and given away nearly 200 birds each season as well as hundreds of fertile eggs.
Eastern wild crossed with Bourbon Red Turkeys enjoying their dust bath
If you so desire, you can get on the waiting list for any of the following: eggs, poults (turkey chicks), juvenile birds or rescued birds.
Have to say those are fairly reasonable conditions and.....
We maintain the absolute right not to give away any turkey or chicken that we believe will not be placed in an adequate & safe pet home.
In the past we have been saddened to see our pet turkeys that we gave away in good faith, placed on Craig’s List for sale in less than 24 hours. Also, something about people only wanting turkeys in mid-November sends little warning flags up. Normally no birds are placed to homes around “pilgrim time”.
The eggs and poults may be from of any of the variety of heritage & eastern wild turkey hens & most likely a cross between several types. The dominant color pattern will change from year to year depending on the alpha status of the reigning male.
When possible, we are accommodating to color/variety requests but also make an attempt to mix up the genetically related birds to reduce mating within the family tree.
We cannot sex the birds until they are fairly large.
As mentioned, the birds and eggs are free, but we welcome any donations of feed!
However before considering adding turkeys to your backyard/barnyard-please review the section on requirements and “Reasons not to have turkeys”
Please remember Heritage Turkeys can Fly
The unexpected humbling experience of raising a Handicapped Turkey
Disclaimer on the following pages:
1. Not sure why the pages turned black & the letters white! Will attempt to correct....but..Who knows?
Florida Osceola wild turkey I do not have any.
Many people over the years have requested “Florida Osceola wild turkeys”
Sorry, even though we live in Florida and enjoy watching the Florida Osceola wild turkey flocks, we do not own any Osceola turkeys, as there are laws and permit requirements in Florida protecting these magnificent wild birds.
Note: I do have Eastern Wild and Rio Grande Wild turkeys as you can purchase them from hatcheries.