Turkey Breeders - Tips on How to Find the Best Turkey Breeder on Your
Without a doubt,
raising turkeys for profit is proving to be worthwhile. In fact,
more and more small farms are trying to accommodate
turkey farming into their repertoire. However, professional
turkey breeders these days also find that there is a thriving market
for fertilized eggs or hatchlings. These are usually shipped over to
grow-out farms or households who want to raise turkeys as pets. If
you are indeed looking for such providers, or you plan to become a
turkey breeder yourself, here are some things you need to
1. In order to ensure that you get quality eggs or hatchlings that
are free from genetic flaws or parasites, try checking up on the
breeders' professional affiliations. In the US, The American Wild
Turkey Foundation and the Wild Turkey Federation are the two
organizations that provide their seals of approval to turkey
breeders who sell quality produce.
2. If there is a turkey breeder nearby, you might want to personally
visit their farms to see if the birds are being taken care of
accordingly or living in squalor. Needless to say, you might not
want to patronize the latter as the birds you order in might be
suffering from intestinal worms or external parasites.
3. Most turkey breeders sell only fertilized eggs (which you will
have to put in your incubator for brooding) or newly hatched chicks
that are usually less than 5 days old. However, there are a few
breeders who sell older birds simply because there are people who
request for them.
One thing you have to remember is that turkeys reach their sexual
maturity at the age of 7 months and would be fertile only for the
next 6 months. So if you are planning on getting a breeding hen or
tom, make sure that the bird is around 3 months to 5 months only.
However, the best way to really ascertain the age of the turkey is
to monitor its growth from the moment it hatches. Therefore, it is
more advisable to buy birds as eggs or hatchlings.
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