- Broad Breasted White Turkey
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 sitting down to a table with a White Broad Breasted Turkey. The general White Turkey was admitted into the American Standard of Perfection in 1874.
We can not ship turkeys to Hawaii.
Check out our blog "Keeping Turkeys with Chickens"
Broad Breasted White Turkey Projected Availability
PLEASE NOTE: This availability chart is updated periodically and does not reflect the availability of in-store poultry and does not represent a guarantee of shipping date.
We hatch/ship February - September of each season. See Calendar.
We schedule all orders to ship ASAP when the entire order is available. If you would like to delay your order, you can specify your delay date at checkout.
There is an additional small order fee ($20) charged for orders of only 3-14 poultry. We do not ship less than 3 poultry.
- Weights: Hen-----22 lbs (at 20 wks) Tom----34 lbs (at 20 wks) Projected Live Turkey Weights (No Guarantees)
- Purpose and Type: Meat; Production
- Egg Color: Off White with Brown specks
- Egg Production: Poor
- Egg Size: Large to Extra Large
- Temperament: Docile
- Gender Accuracy: 100%
- Fertility Percentage: 65-80%
- Mating Ratio: 4 Females to 1 Male
- Roost Height: 0 to 2 feet
- 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 1987. Cackle Hatchery® currently using and selling the bloodlines of Aviagen Turkeys, Inc.
Great Review by Todd R
These were some of the healthiest and robust birds we ever have gotten. The chickens are laying. The cornish-cross grew quickly, and are oh, so tasty. We also had one of the turkeys and it was fabulous too. When we need more birds, we will come back to you. We tell our neighbors how great you are too. (Posted on 12/5/2019)
These are great! Review by Nani
Perfect for Thanksgiving meat. Up to weight. (Posted on 11/18/2019)
A bit unhappy Review by Lolimar
I buy all of my birds from Cackle and have always been very pleased with the outcome. My first time with these pults and have had many leg issues. I lost a big quantity right in the first few weeks. I don’t think I will be getting anymore broad breasted turkeys. This particular breed are prone to this deficiency and my batch was no exception!
On the bright side the ones remaining are indeed very friendly and always hungry. They need a lot of feed! (Posted on 8/18/2019)
happy healthy turkeys! Review by urcrazychickenneighbor
I know it may be weird, but i wanted to save a few meat turkeys & give them a happy, free-range life. I've successfully done this with cornish-x's, and they've been fine so i figured, why not? i can handle a turkey. right?
This was my first time having turkeys, and so i read up on them alot before buying any.
i read that the broad-breasted can be prone to a few health problems, so to give them the best chance, i knew i had to get really healthy chicks, right from the start.
I didn't know of any better place then Cackle, in term of how healthy their chicks always are. I'd ordered many chick from them before and their turkey poults were no exception. All came very lively & healthy. I was overjoyed to see 2 extra in the box!!
I can't get over how friendly and accepting they are of people - they're not like baby chickens, they just walk right up to you and trust you immediately.
I'm having lots of fun with them - they're getting lots of pets & treats & they're going to have a nice free-range life here on the farm when they get old enough to outgrow the brooder.
thank-you cackle, you've made my day! <3 (Posted on 4/4/2019)
Huge Turkeys Review by Bill S
I started with 4 turkeys, two white and two black. I ended up with one white male that was 33 pounds on harvest and one black female at 22 pounds on harvest at 8 months of age! I will gladly buy again! (Posted on 11/23/2017)
Awesome Review by Wyatt’s Fair Turkey
They are awesome birds! We bought 12 turkeys for my sons fair project! My sister in law and her friend and my son ended up taking turkeys, they won 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place! We did loose two baby’s right at the beginning but that happens! We are very pleased with the birds we received and will purchase them again next year! (Posted on 10/30/2017)
Very satisfied! Review by TB
Everything came as described, healthy Rhode Island Reds doing very well. (Posted on 3/13/2017)
Successful 2016 Review by Diane
Thank you for a successful 2016! I ordered speckled Sussex, Wyandot, Easter eggers, and red comets. They all arrived alive and continued to thrive. They are active layers now and just beautiful. In July I ordered 8 broad breasted white turkeys and they arrived alive and ready to eat and they didn't stop eating until they were butchered week before Thanksgiving! Sold everyone and my customers raved of the wonderful tasting birds. Thank you and I will continue to order. (Posted on 1/5/2017)
You're going to need a bigger oven Review by Peregrin Farms
Got 17 healthy BBW chicks in June 2016. Kept a hen and a tom. The toms live weight at butcher in November was 53 lbs and dressed out to 41 lbs. The hen dressed out to 21 lbs. (Posted on 11/21/2016)
Remarkable specimen Review by Mrs. Pence
We ordered the Hatchery Surprise, and lucky for us, we received two BB whites! We received them beginning of June, and now, three months later, they are the best birds we ever could have asked for. I named them Pete and Repeat (Pete= tom, Repeat= hen). They are the friendliest of the flock. Pete is nosy and always has to be in the center of anything going on. Recently he has learned that he is bigger than anyone else, so he has no problem trampling the others at treat time. Repeat is sweet and docile, she knows she is a pretty girl and gets a little special favor over the others. They both love, and demand cuddles. And smart! Never would have guessed the turkeys would be the favorites.
*Pete and Repeat were on a boat, Pete jumped off, who was left?* (Posted on 9/4/2016)
Broad Breasted White Turkey Review by Aza Farms
I ordered 6 Broad Breasted Whites along with 5 French Marans and 4 Cuckoo Maran chicks. Upon arrival one of the turkeys seemed to not be doing well. He/she died within the hour but the other 5 are all healthy and doing well. I also did not receive an extra chic/poult with my order. I am down one less than I paid for but all and all am very happy with my first experience with Cackle Hatchery and will be ordering from them again. (Posted on 7/6/2016)
Cackle Hatchery Review by Larry, Florida March 2013
Just a note to say the chicks arrived just when you said (awesome). They are the healthiest looking chicks we have received yet, no fatalities they are all running around and chirping. Thank you for great and very prompt service. We are looking forward to future business. (Posted on 11/30/2015)
Cackle Hatchery Review by Michelle, New York May 2013
They all arrived yesterday in great health and lots of vigor. By far the best order we have ever received from any hatchery. Thanks (Posted on 11/27/2015)
Cackle Hatchery Review by Sherry, Texas April 2014
I have received my turkeys. I must tell you I believe that they are the healthiest birds that I have ever ordered. Thanks You!!!! (Posted on 11/9/2015)
Thank You Review by Kimberli California May 2014
I want to thank you for your assistance and help with turkeys that were sent to us on Monday May 19th. Last week for what ever reason half of our shipment of birds was given to me soaked at the post office. I called your center and a wonderful woman was very helpful and did all that she said and read the pamphlet and followed the direction however it was just to much for those poor turkeys, I gave it my all!. She was so kind to talk with and we do appreciated the second delivery. They are all eating and drinking like champs! We look forward to showing the chickens at the local fair and auctioning the turkeys. I will send pictures from this event! (Posted on 11/5/2015)
Thanks! Review by Ryan Arkansas June 2011
We received our shipment of cayugas, turkeys and rouens today in Arkansas. I appreciate your swift response and beautiful birds! Thanks again! (Posted on 11/4/2015)
Chicks Arrived Review by Denis, Wisconsin May 2011
Our order shipped 05/11/11 arrived with all chicks in health condition. Thank you for the excellent service and quality poultry. (Posted on 11/4/2015)
Thanks Review by Kimberly, Maine (received July 2015)
Thank you so much for the 5 extra poults! Everyone arrived happy and healthy yesterday morning. 1 is struggling but that's to be expected.
I am very happy with my purchase and you will be hearing from me again next year! (Posted on 8/25/2015)