- Broad Breasted Bronze Turkey
The Broad Breasted Bronze 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 Broad Breasted Bronze 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 Broad Breasted Bronze 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.
We can not ship turkeys to Hawaii.
Check out our blog "Keeping Turkeys with Chickens"
Broad Breasted Bronze 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-----21 lbs (at 20 wks) Tom----29 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 Bronze Turkey Breed since 1987. Cackle Hatchery® currently using and selling the bloodlines of Aviagen Turkeys, Inc.
Great Bird, Reasonable Price Review by L&L Farms & Crafts, L.L.C.
This is the first year that we have had all of them survive to full feather. It's my experience that Turkeys are not very hardy until they reach about two months. Aside from losing two recently to predictors, they are healthy and growing quick. (Posted on 8/30/2019)
4 month review Review by huff&puff acres, missouri ozarks
I ordered 2 of these birds @ 4 months both very healthy and HUGE they tower over my heritage breed birds of the same age. I have one tom and one hen. the tom is 3 foot tall already its only a guess on the weight but I think around 30 lbs the hen not quite as big but she's much bigger then the heritage too (Posted on 8/15/2019)
Beaty Review by Chicken Feet
These birds are beautiful, but a bit pecky. (Posted on 3/21/2019)
Ran out of these right before my order was filled, but they gave me two black spanish's instead. Review by Live&Learn
Ran out of the Bronze turkeys right before my order was filled, but they still sent two Black Spanish Turkeys instead. I'm still very please with the quality of the birds. Thank you Cackle Hatchery! (Posted on 7/11/2018)
HUGE! Review by Mason
I ordered 3 broad breasted and all were amazingly healthy! Butchered at 20,21, and 22 weeks and respectively got 23,29, and 33 lb turkeys! These are monsters (in a good way)! Thanks so much Cackle, will definitely order from you again. (Posted on 9/8/2017)
Reserve Grand Champion Review by Kelly
Our BBB just placed 2nd in the Wood County Fair in Ohio against 30 other turkeys! Thanks for your excellent birds! (Posted on 8/4/2017)
Why are turkey's so cheap? Review by GiantIsopodsRule
I can't get a frozen turkey for this price. (Posted on 6/5/2017)
Excellent birds Review by Turkey Project 4H Leader
I am so thrilled that I relied on Cackle to supply my 4H kids with poults for fair. We ordered 38 poults. They came in one day, & we didn't lose ANY in shipping or throughout the first few days. Upon arrival all our poults were alert and spunky. They all began to eat and drink immediately (who says turkeys are stupid; I have to disagree!!). As we packed them in boxes for 4H members to take their poults home, just 7 hours after arrival, everyone had full crops and was thriving. Thank you so much for our healthy poults, we are looking forward to showing them at the fair in October! (Posted on 5/25/2017)
Proven Winners Review by Gtillman
As a 4-h leader I can verify that the stock we receive from Cackle is consistently top of the line. Last year's fair resulted in Reserve & Grand Champion Toms and Reserve Grand Champion Hen! The birds I've ordered have been top of their classes every year I've ordered, Thank You! (Posted on 2/8/2017)
Thank You Review by Shannon Texas 2016
I wanted to thank you for the lovely chicks and turkeys. I am very pleased with my order and will be a returning customer next season. Also I placed a call to your company and your staff was so pleasant and helpful. I would recommend your company to anyone, Thanks again, (Posted on 6/9/2016)
Great Quality Review by J5
We ordered a variety of chicks from you and just wanted to say thanks for the healthy chicks. We have had them a little over a week and they have tripled in size, looking forward to ordering from you when we need more fowl. (Posted on 3/1/2016)
Cackle Hatchery Review by Kathy Missouri May 2009
The grandsons and I went to Cackle Hatchery yesterday and bought four Bronze Broad Breasted turkeys!!! They loved going in and looking around and the birds are BIG!! (Posted on 1/9/2016)
Cackle Hatchery Review by Kathy Missouri May 2009
Bill and his dad are really impressed with the birds. Bill's wanted turkeys for a few years now and I usually end up waiting too late to attempt getting some...he's delighted!!! It was pretty busy when we were there...phones ringing of the hook and 12 people waiting to get their birds.... it was packed... bet all of them slept good that night..(;-o) Yes, we'll be last minute selling them at the meeting. (Posted on 1/9/2016)
Cackle Hatchery Review by AJ, North Carolina April 2012
First off, I've been exceeding happy with my chicks, poults and ducklings i received on April 11 from Cackle Hatchery. All were alive when I received them. I'm also extremely pleased with the after delivery service I received. After receiving my shipment, I read on your instructions you shouldn't raise day old/week old ducklings with chicks or poults. When I called I was greeted by a polite and pleasant lady who informed me why you don't raise ducklings with other poultry. And more importantly I want to thank you for hatching healthy chicks, duckling and poults. Also the great before and after service you provide. (Posted on 12/4/2015)
Bronze Champions Review by Ashley, Michigan August 2012
I just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know 2 of our Bronze turkeys we purchased from you this year were the Champion and Reserve Champion Bronze Turkeys at our county fair this past week. The hen was Champion and the tom was Reserve. The hen finished at 28lbs, the tom at 39lbs at 18 weeks. Both sold at the poultry sale for 525.00 and 400.00 Thank you for a very successful fair. (Posted on 12/1/2015)
Cackle Hatchery Review by Terry Virginia April 2013
That did it Paula! Thanks so much, I love working with Cackle because you are such a great people person. No problem is a bad call when you get to talk to Paula. Keep it up (Posted on 11/27/2015)
Thank You note Review by Mario California April 2010
Thanks a lot to all involved in my order. All I want is to thank you for my chicks. Sadly one of the little turkeys arrived dead but the rest are doing fine. Hopefully everything goes fine and I will see you next time. Have a wonderful day. (Posted on 11/18/2015)
Cackle Hatchery Review by Elaine Tennessee March 2010
I wanted to let you know how please I am with the substitutions you made to my order!!! Thank you for taking the time to call me and spend your time helping me with this instead of just making the decision to send other birds. I am so looking forward to having your chicks. I have friend that use your hatchery and have for years with wonderful success. Thanks again (Posted on 11/17/2015)
Attn: cackle-Extremely Happy Customer Review by Pam Texas May 2010
Just a quick note to thank you for my surprise package and to let you know how much I enjoyed visiting there on Tuesday. All the babies in the surprise package arrived alive and are growing like weeds. The three little turkeys and silver Sebright chicks I when I visited made the trip home with us just fine and are doing great. I told Don we would have to make a "Cackle visit" a routine part of our trips north from now on. Thanks Again!!! (Posted on 11/17/2015)
Turkeys Review by Rachelle Ohiio November 2013
Thank you so much. This year at our local fair we took 2 bronze broad breasted turkeys purchased from your hatchery. The tom won grand champion and the hen took reserve grand. We will be ordering in the spring and showing again next year. Thanks again. (Posted on 11/12/2015)
Cackle Hatchery Review by Kim Washington May 2015
Thank You! The chicks arrived early this morning. On little turkey did not make it;however, you sent an extra so we received the exact number of (living) birds we ordered. They are all doing very well! As always, we are very happy with out ordering experience with Cackle Hatchery! Thank you! (Posted on 11/9/2015)
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)
Cackle Hatchery Review by Randy Missouri April 2014
17 healthy happy ladies and two turkeys arrived yesterday thank you very much you did everything you said you would do everything turned out great I appreciate everything you've done. (Posted on 11/5/2015)
Order Review by Tisa Alaska July 2011
I want to let you guys know I've had a wonderful experience with you the last few years and have received great looking birds every time! You have great customer service as well. Wanted to make sure someone know they're appreciated! I look forward to purchasing birds from you in the future!
Cheers (Posted on 11/4/2015)
Turkeys Review by Kelly Wyoming June 2011
Thanks so much for the turkeys two years in a row my daughter has won champion and reserve champion with her meat hens here in Wyoming. (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 Erin, California (received July 2015)
I received the chicks a day early (Always a nice surprise!) and all were alive! Thank you for the healthy babies! I've had horrible experiences from other hatcheries and mail order in the past, I am extremely pleased with your company. Definitely will be purchasing again. (Posted on 8/25/2015)