Dating back to the 1700’s, this calm heritage turkey breed is named after the Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island. It is a cross between domestic European turkeys brought to the United States and Eastern wild turkeys. It was once the foundation of the turkey industry in the New England. The population was nearly wiped out in the 1950’s and diminished to only 6 known breeding birds left, according to the Livestock Conservancy 1997 census. Thankfully, numbers have risen although conservation status is still critical.
Narragansett turkeys are black, gray, tan, and white with an appearance similar to that of the Bronze. They are well known for their calm temperament, egg production, meat quality, mothering abilities, and for maturing earlier than other heritage breeds.
Average market weight: Toms 23 lbs, Hens 14 lbs. Old Toms 33 lb Old Hens 18 lbs.
*Turkeys are sold as straight run only and will not be sexed.
Select Pickup Date: Pickup date is the date the turkeys are 2 days old and are ready to go home. Live poultry will be available for pickup on pickup date and up to 36 hours after. NO EXCEPTIONS! Any order not picked up on the specified dates or within 36 hours will not be held for a longer period of time and will be considered abandoned. Because of the perishable nature of the product, we can not issue a refund for orders that are abandoned.
Picking up Turkeys: You will be notified by email the day before pickup date that your turkeys have hatched and will be ready to go along with available pick up times and location. If specified breeds are not available we will email/make effort to contact you to set up a next best date of your choosing.
100% Healthy Poultry Guarantee: If there is a problem with ANY of the birds after pick up you must CALL US IMMEDIATELY so we can help trouble shoot any possible causes for the problem. Review our Chick Care Guide for tips on how to set up their area and proper care. On cold days plan on bringing or purchasing a heat pack (hand warmer) for their travel home. It is highly recommended you have a thermometer in their brooder to observe that the temperature is as recommended by age.
Please Note: Every effort will be made to accommodate the hatch date chosen. But inventory is constantly changing.