I have enormous family gatherings (well I think that they are big) when we have a turkey dinner. At Christmas I cooked two 25 pound birds. My family are big, big eaters.
I am going to raise my own turkeys this year and they will have to live with the ducks and chickens. I also have pounds of excess garlic that I grew. I remember reading in a post (which I will look at later again) that the turkeys can get a disease called blackspot (or something like that) that is carried by the chicken as its hostfresh garlic has been used to combat this pest. So, they will get fed garlic freely.
What I want to know is, has anyone grown great big turkeys. Is there a limit to the size that these birds can get to? It would be nice to grow a 50 pound turkey if they could ever get that big. This will be a year of experimentation with the birds. Great day. Cindi
Reviewed the old post and I have changed some information here.