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RENICK, W.Va. (AP) -- Renick farmer Don Blake says that when it comes to raising turkeys, it's all about timing. They've got to be ready for the Thanksgiving dinner table, and that requires careful planning.

Blake started raising turkeys eight or nine years ago and is now one of the few West Virginia farmers growing free-range birds.

That means they roam pastures and aren't confined to cages. They eat grass and high-protein turkey feed, and Blake doesn't use hormones or antibiotics.

He tells the Charleston Daily Mail that natural turkeys have better taste and texture.

Blake expects to sell most of his 75 turkeys Tuesday afternoon. They range from 15 to 28 pounds and sell for as much as $60 apiece.

He says that after Thursday, he's looking forward to some down time.

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