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  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Brendon Hills
« on: March 20, 2009, 10:07:52 am »
Can Anyone help. We are looking for a bronze turkey hen. we already have a stag. Everyone seems to breed them for christmas but there must be someone selling hens somewhere. We are in somerset. Any help gratefully appreciated. : :turkey:


  • Joined Oct 2008
  • Normandy, France
Re: Turkeys
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2009, 10:54:39 am »
Why not go to the farms that produce them for the Christmas market and see if you could buy a hen from them?

We went to the guy who sells his chicken on the market - ready to eat ones that is - asked him if we could buy some live hens and a cock bird from him when we first moved to France.  He was only too happy to oblige.

He did sell them by the weight of course since that is how he sells his meat.

Kate  :turkey:
Bonjour et avoir un bon jour !


  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Brendon Hills
Re: Turkeys
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2009, 12:17:06 pm »
I have rang a few local turkey producers but they all seem to buy in day olds but I will keep trying. Thanks for the input :turkey:


  • Joined Aug 2008
  • Belcoo, Enniskillen, N.Ireland
  • Crazy Pig Lover
Re: Turkeys
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2009, 08:59:23 pm »

We bought two batches of turkey eggs (Bourbon Reds) from separate sellers off Ebay last year. From this we reared stock for Xmas and made sure we had two hens and a stag (from separate batches) to produce this year's Xmas stock.

If you have an incubator it could well be an easier way of doing things.




  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Brendon Hills
Re: Turkeys
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2009, 11:24:09 am »
Thanks gavin we may well have to do that.

Sharon :turkey:



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