Guide To Turkey
Beginner's Guide to
It all begins with the eggs -- and that should stop all these
questions about which really came first. Turkey rearing should always
begin with getting a good batch of either eggs or chicks from
reputable suppliers only. If you have an incubator set up, you might
want to acquire fertilized turkey eggs so that you can monitor their
growth from the earliest possible time. However, if that is not
possible, you might want to order in chicks from turkey farms that you
At four weeks, the two things you should be on the lookout for in
turkey rearing are cases of diarrhea and crooked legs. These are
likely indications that either the birds are not getting the proper
nutrition (e.g. not getting the correct amount and type of feeds, or
not having access to water, or unsanitary living conditions); or that
the batch that was given to you is not from quality stock.
Providing the right amount of heating is essential when it comes to
turkey rearing. Young chicks tend to pile up on top of each other if
these become too cold. This might look cute, but the chick at the
bottom of the pile might get smothered to death. Heat from lights
might be a good thing to introduce to their living quarters -- that
is, if you are taking care of less than 10 birds at a time.
Introducing heated air from vents might be a better idea if you plan
to take care of more than 10 birds.
The type of food you want to give your bird pets is dependent on what
kind of farming practice you engage in. Organic farming means that you
restrict the turkeys' diet to organic and fresh food items like
alfalfa and corn and soybean meals.
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