Turkey Farming -
Essential Tips To Jump Start In Raising Turkeys Correctly
After ducks and chickens, you should know that turkeys are next in the
list of the most vital fowls in the world because of the fact that
they make up 2% of the entire population of the poultry industry. A
lot of people really want the meat of turkey because it is one of the
leanest among all the domesticated birds. As a matter of fact, turkey
farming is really common among almost all the western countries like
The Netherlands, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, Canada, and
If you want to become an expert in turkey farming as well, there are
some things that you still need to learn, including some common
terminologies, to avoid feeling lost in the process. First of all, a
tom and a hen are both adult turkeys; the former is a male, while the
latter is a female turkey. On the other hand, a baby turkey is called poult. In addition, dew bill is the lump of flesh that is found on the
base of beck; caruncles on the other hand are the bumps of flesh that
can be located on the neck and head of a turkey with red and pink
colors. You should also be aware that the hair on the turkey's skin on
the chest is what most people call bread; lastly, it is important to
know in turkey farming that strut is what most people call the
behavior of the tom just before mating.
In addition to all these information, turkey farming will also become
successful once you become aware of the different safety processes
involved in taking care of your turkey. You should firstly remove the
half part of your turkeys' top beak so that you will be able to
prevent them from plucking each other's feathers and even eating one
another. It is also important for you to remove the dew bill so that
you will be able to prevent your turkeys from suffering from different
head injuries. Lastly, you will be able to successfully perform
clipping by removing the tip of a toe of a one-year-old turkey.
Most importantly, you must be made aware that turkey farming will not
be successful without handling the eggs properly. You should know that
turkeys usually start laying their eggs on the 30th week of their
existence and you should take care of these eggs for about 24 weeks
from the point they were laid by the hens. And the average number of
eggs lain by the hen usually ranges from about 60 up to a hundred
considering that you were able to take care of the hen properly and
you were able to provide the needed nutrients.
With all these information about turkey farming, you should already be
able to take care of your own turkeys in the future quite well.
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