L&A Family Farms

Turkey

The breed of turkeys we raise are broad-breasted whites.  

     We receive our day-old turkey poults through the mail.  Once they arrive on the farm they are raised in our brooder under heat lamps.  

For the first few days, they are raised on indoor/outdoor carpet instead of wood shavings since they are notorious for eating bedding instead of their food.  Marbles are placed in their food and water because the shiny objects attract the poults to their food source faster. 

Once the carpet is removed, they are raised on wood shavings.  The turkeys stay in the brooder house for six weeks. 

The turkeys are then placed on pasture, where they are raised inside electrified poultry netting to protect them from predators.   This enclosure allows us to rotate the turkeys to fresh grass and bugs.  They really enjoy chasing down grasshoppers. 

The turkeys are provided with a portable structure to give them shade and protection from the weather.  The turkeys have to be penned up at night due to the night time predation (coyotes & owls) we have experienced in the past.

We grind our own feed using our own non-GMO corn mixed with bean meal and other essential vitamin and mineral supplements.  Our feed is not medicated.  By raising the turkeys in healthier environments, we can eliminate antibiotics. 

At thirteen to fourteen weeks of age, the turkeys are processed at Central Illinois Poultry Processing in Arthur, IL.  This is a USDA inspected facility. 

You will receive pre-wrapped frozen whole turkeys unless other arrangements are made.  The turkeys range in size from 12-25 lbs. dressed weight.  All turkeys will be frozen and available to be picked up at the farm or delivered one to two weeks prior to Thanksgiving. 

We suggest you pre-order to guarantee a bird for Thanksgiving or Christmas.  A $25 deposit is due at signing and is not refundable.  To pre-order please click here

Our turkeys can be purchased on farm or can be delivered by clicking here.

 

 2016  Sale $ per lb.
Turkey  $2.50/lb  $3.40

 

                                                                

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