Hatching Heritage Breed Turkeys and Raising Pasture Poultry

Project Overview

Project Type: Youth
Funds awarded in 2010: $367.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2013
Region: North Central
State: Ohio
Project Coordinator:
JoAnn Grum
Small-scale farm

Annual Reports


  • Animals: poultry


  • Animal Production: livestock breeding
  • Education and Training: display, youth education
  • Farm Business Management: marketing management

    Proposal abstract:

    I would like to explore poultry production by hatching and raising heritage breeds of turkeys, including Blue Slate, Bourbon Red, Royal Palm, and Bronze. I have always been fascinated by heritage breed turkeys for their beauty, and I'm interested in raising them for breeding pairs and meat production. I have raised Blue Slate turkeys and market turkeys in the past, but I would like to expand my experience to leam about incubating and hatching eggs, as well as raising the birds to the adult stage as pastured antibiotic-free poultry.

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