Cackle Hatchery® 

"Hatching and Shipping Since 1936"
Family Owned for Three Generations

PO Box 529,  Lebanon, MO  65536
417-532-4581 - 417-588-1918 (fax)
www.cacklehatchery.com   . 
cacklehatchery@cacklehatchery.com


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Black Spanish Turkeys  
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Royal Palm Turkeys  
White Broad Breasted Turkeys  


 

Cackle Hatchery® hatches Turkeys Mar-July

Did You Know: You can eat turkey eggs also, they are very good in baking.


 

White Broad Breasted Turkeys

White Broad Breasted Turkeys Art Print by Watts Publishing Co.

White Broad Breasted Turkeys Art Print by Watts Publishing Co.

 

White Broad Breasted Turkeys Image | White Broad Turkey for Sale

White Broad Breasted Turkeys Image

Day old White Broad Breasted Turkey poults Image | White Broad Turkey Baby Chick

Day old White Broad Breasted Turkey Poults

 

Day old Turkey Baby Chicks | White Broad Breasted Turkey Poults Image

Day old White Broad Breasted Turkey poults

Flock of White Broad Breasted Turkeys Image | White Broad Breasted Turkey for Sale

Flock of White Broad Breasted Turkeys

Head shot of White Broad Breasted Turkey Gobbler | Turkey Gobbler Image

Head shot of White Broad Breasted Turkey Gobbler

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White Broad Breasted Turkey Breed Information and Turkey Facts

 The White Broad Breasted Turkey is the most common of commercial broad breasted strains of eating Turkeys on the market today.  The White Broad Breasted Turkey is also one of the largest of the breeds and generally are not able to reproduce very well. The parent stock are artificially inseminated in order to insure 

excellent hatchability here at Cackle Hatchery®. They also have a shorter lifespan than the heritage breeds as they are primarily bred for meat production. They have an excellent feed to meat conversion ratio and Cackle Hatchery® currently uses the bloodlines of Aviagen Turkeys, Inc. Most Americans at Thanksgiving time are setting down to a table with a White Broad Breasted Turkey.  The general White Turkey was admitted into the American Standard of Perfection in 1874.

Turkey Facts:

  • Weights:    Hen-----22 lbs (at 20 wks)     Tom----34 lbs (at 20 wks)  Projected Live Turkey Weights

  • Purpose:    Meat Production

  • Egg Color: Off White

  • Egg Production: Poor

  • Country of Origin:  North America

  • APA:  Yes, Recognized by the Standard of Perfection

  • ALBC:  No

  • Breeder Farm Source:  "Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm" developing our bloodline or strain of Broad Breasted White Turkey Breed since      .

BABY TURKEY CHICK PRICES

   
Breed Group Quantity Price Per Poult Price Purchase
White Broad Breasted Straight Run 1 6.00 6.00
Quantity  
White Broad Breasted Straight Run 15 5.85 87.75


                           

White Broad Breasted Straight Run 20 5.71 114.20

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White Broad Breasted Straight Run 40 5.55 222.00

                           
 




Bronze Broad Breasted Turkeys

Bronze Broad Breasted Turkey Gobbler

Bronze Broad Breasted Turkey Gobbler

Head shot of a Bronze Broad Breasted Turkey Gobbler

Head shot of Bronze Broad Breasted Turkey Gobbler

Bronze Broad Breasted Turkey

Bronze Broad Breasted Turkey

Day old Bronze Broad Breasted Turkey poults

Day old Bronze Breasted Turkey Poultrs

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Bronze Broad Breasted Turkey Breed Information and Turkey Facts

The Bronze Broad Breasted Turkey is considered by some to be the largest and heaviest of the Turkey variety.  The Bronze strain is an American origination and admitted into the American Standard of Perfection in 1874.  The Bronze Broad Breasted Turkey is an excellent turkey to raise for family meat production and has an excellent feed to meat conversion rate. However, generally the Bronze Broad Breasted Turkey does not reproduce very well because of their large size. The Parent Stock are artificially inseminated in order to insure excellent hatchability of their eggs here at Cackle Hatchery®. The Bronze Broad Breasted Turkey will have a shorter natural life span than a heritage turkey because of their large size and have a generally very poor reproduction rate.  Cackle Hatchery® currently uses the bloodlines of Aviagen Turkeys, Inc.

Turkey Facts:

  • Weights:    Hen-----21 lbs (at 20 wks)     Tom----29 lbs (at 20 wks)  Projected Live Turkey Weights

  • Purpose:    Meat Production

  • Egg Color: Off White

  • Egg Production: Poor

  • Country of Origin:  North America

  • APA:  Yes, Recognized by the Standard of Perfection

  • ALBC:  No

  • Breeder Farm Source:  "Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm" developing our bloodline or strain of Broad Breasted Bronze Turkey Breed since      .

BABY TURKEY CHICK PRICES

   
Breed Group Quantity Price Per Poult Price Purchase
Bronze Broad Breasted Straight Run 1 6.15 6.15
Quantity    
Bronze Broad Breasted Straight Run 15 6.05 90.75

                            
Bronze Broad Breasted Straight Run 20 5.90 118.00

                           
Bronze Broad Breasted Straight Run 40 5.75 230.00

                           
 
 

Heritage Turkey definition by Cackle Hatchery® is - birds that can mate naturally within a flock, live for several years and are biologically fit for being raised on range/foraging for additional foods. Cackle Hatchery® offers five Heritage Breeds of Turkeys.

 

 

Royal Palm Turkeys *Heritage Breed

 

Royal Palm Turkey Tom (male)

Royal Palm Gobbler

Royal Palm Tom Turkeys (males)

Royal Palm Gobblers

  Day old Royal Palm Turkey poults

Day Old Royal Palm Turkey Poults

Royal Palm Turkey

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Royal Palm Turkey Breed Information and Turkey Facts

Royal Palm Turkeys Breed Information:

Considered a rare breed of Turkey, a heritage Turkey and admitted into the American Standard of Perfection in 1977.  The Royal Palm Turkey is considered to be a little smaller than other heritage turkeys and fends for themselves very well. They have a beautiful color pattern and are very useful around the farm for insect reduction. They are capable of breeding naturally and do go broody.

Turkey Facts:

  • Weights:    Hen-----10 lbs     Tom----16 lbs 

  • Purpose:    Exhibition

  • Egg Color: Off White

  • Egg Production: Poor

  • Country of Origin:  North America

  • APA:  Yes, Recognized by the Standard of Perfection

  • ALBC:  Watch Status, considered a Sustainable Heritage Turkey Breed.

  • Breeder Farm Source:  "Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm" developing our bloodline or strain of Royal Palm Turkey Breed since      .

BABY TURKEY CHICK PRICES

   
Breed Group Quantity Price Per Poult Purchase
Royal Palm Straight Run 1 9.05
Quantity


Bourbon Red Turkeys *Heritage Breed

Bourbon Red Turkey

Bourbon Red Turkey Gobbler

Head shot of a Bourbon Red Gobbler Turkey

Head Shot of Bourbon Red Turkey Gobbler

  Day old Bourbon Red Poults

Day Old Bourbon Red Turkey Poults

Flock of Bourbon Red Turkeys winner for Funny, Cute, Originality or Artistic Photo

Flock of Bourbon Red Turkey Gobblers

Rachel loves her turkey’s from Cackle Hatchery

Rachel loves her turkey’s from Cackle Hatchery®

Bourbon Red Turkey Breed

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Bourbon Red Turkey Breed Information and Turkey Facts

Considered a rare breed of Turkey, a heritage Turkey and admitted into the American Standard of Perfection in 1909.  Developed in Pennsylvania and taken to Kentucky with the long rifle.  This breed later was given the name Bourbon Red from its popularity from Bourbon County, Kentucky. The Bourbon Red Turkey is another of the turkeys with a beautiful color pattern and makes a good farm and backyard turkey.

Turkey Facts:

  • Weights:    Hen-----14 lbs      Tom----23 lbs

  • Purpose:    Exhibition and Meat Production

  • Egg Color: Off White

  • Egg Production: Poor

  • Country of Origin:  North America

  • APA:  Yes, Recognized by the Standard of Perfection

  • ALBC:  Watch Status, considered a Sustainable Heritage Turkey Breed.

  • Breeder Farm Source:  "Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm" developing our bloodline or strain of Bourbon Red Turkey Breed since  

BABY TURKEY CHICK PRICES
 
   
Breed Group Quantity Price Per Poult Purchase
Bourbon Red Turkey Straight Run 1 9.05
Quantity
 

Black Spanish Turkeys *Heritage Breed

 Flock of Black Spanish Turkeys

Flock of Black Spanish Turkeys

Black Spanish Turkey Gobbler

Black Spanish Turkey Gobbler

  Day old Black Spanish Turkey poults

Day Old Black Spanish Turkey Poults

Black Spanish Turkey Breed

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Black Spanish Turkey Breed Information and Turkey Facts

Considered a rare breed of Turkey, a heritage Turkey and admitted into the American Standard of Perfection in 1874.  This breed can be traced back to when explorers in the 1500's carried back this Mexican Turkey back to Europe and then later carried it back to the Americas.  They are also one of the naturally reproducing breeds of turkeys.

Turkey Facts:

  • Weights:    Hen-----14 lbs     Tom----23 lbs

  • Purpose:    Exhibition and Meat Production

  • Egg Color: Off White

  • Egg Production: Poor

  • Country of Origin:  North America

  • APA:  Yes, Recognized by the Standard of Perfection

  • ALBC:  Watch Status, considered a Sustainable Heritage Turkey Breed.

  • Breeder Farm Source:  "Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm" developing our bloodline or strain of Black Spanish Turkey Breed since      .

 

BABY TURKEY CHICK PRICES

   
Breed Group Quantity Price Per Poult Purchase
Black Spanish Turkey Straight Run 1 9.05
Quantity


Blue Slate Turkeys *Heritage Breed

Blue Slate Tom Turkey (male)

Blue Slate Turkey Gobbler

Flock of Blue Slate Turkeys

Flock of Blue Slate Turkeys

Blue Slate Turkey

Blue Slate Turkey

Day old Blue Slate poults

Day Old Blue Slate Turkey Poults

Blue Slate Turkey

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Blue Slate Turkey Breed Information

Blue Slate Turkey  - Considered a rare breed of Turkey, a heritage Turkey and admitted into the American Standard of Perfection in 1874.  Past breeding is thought to be derived from the Spanish Black Turkey of USA and the Norfolk Black in England.  The Blue Slate Turkey makes an excellent forager and backyard/farm turkey. They are capable of reproducing naturally and do go broody. Baby turkey (poults) sent to you from Cackle Hatchery® are the “ blue slate (splash)” and the “blues” of the Blue Slate turkey breed. Our parent stock of blue slate turkeys on our farms produce 3 color patterns (blue splash, blue and black).  The color pattern  of the slate turkey breed are interesting to work with on a breeding level. Briefly, - a splash slate bred to another splash slate will produce all splash slates (ash blue color with some small black dots), -breeding the blue slate to blue slate will produce all three color patterns, blue slate splash, blue and black offspring. –The blue to black generally produces offspring of blues and blacks with no splash slates. –Black to black will produce generally all blacks. You can also order the “Blacks” of the Blue Slate turkey breed on request and we will pick these out for you.

Turkey Facts:

  • Weights - Hen----------------14 lbs           Tom----------23 lbs

  • Purpose - Exhibition and Meat Production

  • Egg Color - Off White

  • Egg Production - Poor

  • Country of Origin -North America

  • APA:  Yes, Recognized by the Standard of Perfection.

  • ALBC: Watch Status,  Considered a sustainable heritage turkey breed.

  • Breeder Farm Source: "Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm" developing our bloodline or strain of pure Blue Slate Turkey breed since

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    BABY TURKEY CHICK PRICES

       

    Breed Group Quantity Price Per Poult Purchase
    Blue Slate Turkey Straight Run 1 9.05
    Quantity


    Narragansett Turkeys *Heritage Breed

    Narragansett Turkey Tom

    Narragansett Turkey Gobbler

    Day old Narragansett Turkey poults

    Day Old Narragansett Turkey Poults

    Narragansett Turkey Breed

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    Narragansett Turkey Breed Information and Turkey Facts

    Considered a rare breed Turkey, a heritage Turkey and admitted into the American Standard of Perfection in 1874.  This Turkey was derived from European strains and the American Wild Turkey around Narragansett, Rhode Island in the 19th century with earlier bloodlines as far back as the 1600's.  They make an excellent backyard and farm turkey and are very good with insect population. 

    Turkey Facts:

    • Weights:    Hen-----14 lbs    Tom----23 lbs

    • Purpose:    Exhibition and Meat Production

    • Egg Color: Off White

    • Egg Production: Poor

    • Country of Origin:  North America

    • APA:  Yes, Recognized by the Standard of Perfection

    • ALBC:  Threatened Status, considered a Sustainable Heritage Turkey Breed.

    • Breeder Farm Source:  "Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm" developing our bloodline or strain of pure Narragansett Turkey Breed since      .

    BABY TURKEY CHICK PRICES

     

    NOT AVAILABLE FOR 2014
       

    Breed Group Quantity Price Per Poult Purchase
    Narragansett Turkey Straight Run 1 n/a
    Quantity

     


    Turkeys need to be fed a high protein feed - 21% or better. Turkeys can be added to the minimum order of 15 chicks (standard size chick, peafowl chicks and rare breed chicks), can NOT  be used  to fill the minimum for Bantams and  guinea  orders (turkeys too big and smother smaller birds). See FAQ and Care Sheet about special baby turkey care.

                                                    Cackle Hatchery® recommends you buy a $2.99 Thermometer with your order of poultry.

    Cackle Hatchery® has 7 varieties of turkeys for sale. 

     

    Surplus Rare Turkeys Special

    Surplus Rare Turkey Poults
    This selection is what ever is left over, it can be only one breed or it can be a mix; but they will be from 
    the following rare breeds:
    : Bourbon Red, Royal Palm, Blue Slate and Black Spanish.
    The order is filled with 15 or 20 turkeys from breeds as available.
    Hatchery Choice

     

    BABY TURKEY CHICK PRICES

    Breed

    Group

    Quantity

    Per Chick

    Price

    To Purchase

    Surplus Rare (Heritage) Turkey Special

    Straight Run

    15

    7.60

    114.00

    Quantity

    Surplus Rare (Heritage) Turkey Special

    St. Run

    20

    7.50

    150.00

    Quantity

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This Turkey Hatchery is also a 4H Hatchery and a FFA Hatchery that supplies good quality show/breeding birds. Cackle Hatchery® has many different breeds of baby Turkeys for sale.