Raising Turkeys on the Homestead

The best time to begin raising turkeys on the homestead is late May or early June. Learn about what types of turkeys to raise, when a turkey is ready for butchering and how to roast one once the holidays arrive.

Bourbon Red Turkey illustration by Elayne Sears
The Bourbon Red is an older American variety developed in Pennsylvania and Kentucky from crosses of Buff, Bronze and White Holland turkeys in the late 1800s.
Illustration By Elayne Sears