The Bourbon Red Turkey is a rare breed of the heritage turkey and was 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.
We can not ship turkeys to Hawaii.
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We received a red bourbon hen in our surprise box in April 2022. She has been a great pet, gentle, affectionate, sings us songs but also not afraid to complain to us when she’s unhappy about something. She starting laying eggs about 6 weeks ago and has been producing quite well. Keeping up with the chickens. We are surprised and pleased! Overall, pleased with all our birds from our mini surprise box!
arndtcole2 (verified owner) –
I drove to cackle and picked up my turkeys in april. All are still alive, healthy and growing very fast. They’re very inquisitive birds and do not shy away from me as other chickens and ducks do at their age. I hope they keep this friendly attitude as they’re going to be pets. Thank you very much for the quality birds.
Laurel Bowen (verified owner) –
I have used Cackle Hatchery for several years now and have always been impressed with the quality and vigor of the chickens and ducks. This year was my first foray into turkeys and the Bourbon Red arrived in great shape and are very vigorous. Thanks again, Cackle for your high standards and excellent service.
White / black heritage turkeys
Always get exactly what I ordered from tackle hatchery always arrive healthy ,thank you for such great service and communication
My Favorite Bird!
One of my Bourbon Red Tom’s is my most favorite bird. Caicos is extremely personable and interactive. He looks in my doors and windows for me to throw him dried mealworms, and interacts with my kids and indoor cats. Such a doll! Would definitely recommend.
Happy with our replacements
We ordered Narragansett but there was an issue the day of pick-up, so the hatchery let us choose from other breeds. We got 1 blue Slate and the rest Red Bourbons. We have lost a couple along the way, but it is expected. Our remaining 2 Tom’s and 3 hens are getting big, but still fly like eagles haha. No fence will hold them. We love them! Thanksgiving is coming up, and this will be our first year to slaughter our own farm raised turkey, and it’s all thanks to cackle! Next year, we hope to allow the remaining Tom to breed with the hens. There is 1 blue Slate so it will be interesting to see what their poults look like lol.
We received our order today and everyone was alert and healthy looking. We ordered 6 and got one extra 🙂 Can’t wait to watch these guys grow
Susan from Michigan –
My 4 bourbon reds are doing great! I think I have 3 male and 1 female. They are 4 months old now and I just started letting them out to free range during the day. Hoping and praying they don’t fly away! Thanks again!!
Big Valley Dave –
to all workers of Cackle thank you for the Bourbon Reds i ordered they are show turkeys here in southern ohio the poultey club begged me to show a few of the bourbon reds.folks am ordering in 2018.until then be safe
Friends and feathers
Bought 3 Bourbons from this hatchery along with 3 Blues, I find myself adoring the both but especially Bourbons, as they are very ppl oriented. At 2 weeks old, July 10th, they will fly at my arms as soon as the door is opened. They love to climb up and sit, enjoying their rubs. There is no fear in them. They do not startle or react as my Blues do, but are far more out going.
Chris H. –
Ordered 4 Bourbon Turkeys
Very happy with my order. The birds arrived alive and very healthy. Two months later and they are still thriving. Excellent packaging through the mail. I was very concerned about that, but no problem. Thank you for these beautiful birds. Happy Customer!!!
Sam (verified owner) –
I am so happy with the bourbon reds I received from you. I ordered 7 and you sent an extra for a total of 8. All 8 today are doing fabulous and growing so fast. I cant wait to see how many hens and toms I get. I will definitely be ordering from you again.
Elizabeth in Georgia –
We love our now-adult Bourbon Reds. Our hens are friendly, and our tom doesn’t care to be touched, but he actually guards us from our rooster, who likes to plot ambushes. These are healthy, beautiful birds.
All arrived alive and healthy
Ordered ten turkeys and 5 bantams. I was a little nervous because this was my first time with turkeys and I had read all over the internet that they are fragile in their first week of life. Nevertheless ten turkeys and six bantams. I only ordered 5 bantams but you sent me one extra just in case. Great, healthy birds.
Dan Texas May 2009 –
A quick note to let you know the chicks arrived 5/6/09 in great condition! If you shipped on the 5th that was an overnight delivery.
Stuart Alabama June 2009 –
To whom it may concern
This morning i received all my chicks In a healthy vigorous state. For this I say Thank You!! Being in construction, I understand when things occur beyond our control, things are unseen and mistakes are made, When this occurs it is the followup that makes all of the difference to the customer. Well this followup has made all of the difference to me. This has made, in my eyes, Cackle Hatchery a superior company that I will certainly look to for my future orders. Once again…. Thank You for a job that started off rocky but ended up well done!!!
Ryan Tennessee May 2013 –
My order of broilers and turkeys
I ordered and received 30 Cornish X chicks, Red Ranger chicks and Bourbon Red poults. Thus far i am a few weeks into brooding them and have been happy with the birds I bought from you and will certainly buy from you again.
Elizabeth Maine March 2014 –
I want to tell you how much I like the qualities of your birds and their eggs. I hope that I will have many more amazing years with your chickens! THANK YOU!
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!
Joann Nevada May 2011 –
Dear Folks at Cackle Hatchery
Our turkeys and chickens arrived today at the post office. They made it just fine…all but one turkey. And I think you sent an extra chick. They are in their brooder boxes and such and are doing fine. I want to thank all of you for your work and patience with me as a first time buyer and I look forward to doing business with you in the future.