Have you thought about raising turkeys? Many people have thought about the idea of raising a turkey in their farm or backyard but are intimidated by the challenge. Turkeys are great animals that are easy to raise but it’s all about knowing how to do it. First, why should you consider raising turkeys?
Turkeys can be a great source of food for you. By raising your own turkey, you can guarantee the quality of the meat and in many cases, save money. You will also have a constantly supply of food from sliced turkey, ground turkey, smoked turkey, whole turkey for holidays, and more.
Turkeys are also much healthier than beef and it is much easier and cost effective raise a turkey than cattle. Raising cattle requires you to invest a lot of money for food, storage, health care, and more. It also doesn’t make sense for many people to raise cattle as they simply do not have the space to do so.
Believe it or not, turkeys also make great pets. The great thing about turkeys is that they are not violent and are domesticated. These animals are social animals and are great as companions. Many people keep turkeys as pets. Some people are raising turkeys as a food source while also keeping some turkeys as pets.
Raising turkeys is also a good idea if you raise other crops. The main diet of turkeys is insects from mosquitoes, flies, ticks, and bugs that eat crops. You can say that raising turkeys can be a form of pest control. And because turkeys also eat berries, leaves, and seeds, it is very inexpensive to feed them.
Raising turkeys can be simple. You start by buying a stock of turkey eggs from farms and putting them in an incubator. You have to make sure that you take proper care of them as they are hatching. Make sure that you set the temperature so that it isn’t too cold. You can ask for advice when buying eggs from a turkey farm.
Then, you need to think about what you’re going to feed your turkeys. If you’re thinking about raising turkeys that are organic, you will want to buy organic foods. Foods such as grains and flaxseed oil are both great choices. If going organic, stay away from processed turkey food and medications. These choices will be much cheaper but the end result is that your turkeys will be exposed to various chemicals.
You’ll also want to think about supplements such as vitamins and minerals when raising turkeys. This will ensure that they stay healthy and grow up without any problems. Also be aware of the common health problems that turkeys face so you can be prepared when your turkeys get sick.
Raising turkeys is a great idea. It’s a great food source for your family and they also make great pets. Just make sure that you prepare everything beforehand before setting out to start your own family of turkeys.
If you would like to raise turkeys I would recommend reading the book How To Raise Turkeys. It not only covers which foods to feed your turkeys but it covers a lot of other issues that are important to your turkeys health.