Raising Turkeys For Meat
Raising Turkeys for Meat - Don't Start
Without Reading This Simple Guide
turkeys are tops when it comes to providing quality meat. Turkey meat
is a lot leaner than chicken meat. It is also packed with
antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that help you
stay healthy. This should be enough reason why you should consider
raising turkeys for meat, either for your own family's consumption or
for commercial purposes.
Raising turkeys for meat may be a fun and rewarding experience, but it
is also one that requires utmost dedication and technical knowledge,
to some extent. If you have a space in your backyard that is conducive
to homesteading, you should seriously consider raising turkeys for
The first step to raising turkeys is finding a healthy stock.
Depending on how big your available space is, you can order as little
as five or as big as fifty poults for a start. There are breeders that
deliver poults by mail, but they may require a minimum number of
poults. You can also try ordering from a local breeder so you don't
need to order more than you need to. In addition, picking up the
poults from a local breeder means you get a stock that has not been
through the stresses of a long-haul flight.
One of the most important things that your breeding space has to have
is heat lamps. Turkeys, especially poults, are sensitive to changes in
temperature. They react to cold temperature in a bad way. When the
temperature gets cold, turkeys tend to flock together and pile up on
top of each other. This could result in the death of those that get
stuck underneath the pile.
Another important aspect of raising turkeys for meat is deciding
whether you want to raise them conventionally or organically. These
two refer to the type of food that you want to feed your turkeys. If
you want to go organic, you will need to stick to processed foods and
Raising turkeys for meat also requires you to be on the alert for
potential illnesses. The typical illness that typical breeders have to
be ready for is diarrhea, which can wipe out an entire flock if left
untreated. Turkeys should be treated at the earliest signs of
diarrhea. Otherwise, they will suffer from dehydration, which leads to
death. You also need to make sure that your birds get a good supply of
vitamins and nutrients always. When they start acting restless or
anxious, you can be sure that they are lacking in essential vitamins
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