We've actually been thinking of adding some poultry back to our property since the first attempt with geese didn't quite work out. But we've learned a lot. And hopefully we will just keep learning! So if everything goes good, we will be able to offer poults for sale next year.
I really enjoy White Midget turkeys. This hertiage breed was created in the 1960's at the University of Massachusetts. It was developed as a smaller alternative to the commercial broad-breasted. Nearly being lost to extinction, it was rediscovered by Dr. Wentworth and reestablished in the University of Wisconsin's poultry program. At his retirement, birds were dispersed to poultry hobbyists who maintain the breed entirely. We were fortunate to receive our eggs out of Wisconsin from some of the original strain.
White Midget turkeys are small in size, toms reach 13lbs and hens reach 8lbs. They make wonderful table birds. These smaller birds have a surprisingly friendly personailty and are easy to care for. We are thrilled to have an opportunity to raise these lovely birds!