On the off chance that your homesteading circumstance is set up to where you can raise turkeys, I very energize that you do! Turkeys are astounding animals, and however we started our Black Spanish turkey rush with the expectation of filling our cooler each fall, I found that turkeys have superb characters and make astonishing pets too.
As I would like to think (except for the space that turkeys require) turkeys are simpler to keep than chickens.
They are accommodating, glorious winged creatures that move over the yard with a specific demeanor of complexity. They make tight family bonds and are genuinely smart.
On the off chance that you've raised chickens, at that point you have great reason for raising turkeys. Like chickens, they need quality feed, new water, a safe living space and run, clean sheet material, perching posts, and ground level settling boxes.
Other than that there are a couple of contrasts among chickens and turkeys. The following is a rundown of Pros, cons and supportive facts to kick you off raising turkeys.
They are cleaner to keep than chickens
Our turkey pen is dependably cleaner than our chicken pen and I accept this has to do with the way that turkeys don't have that constant sense to scratch. Our chickens burrow through sheet material all the waking hours and toss dirtied bedding all over the place. When you feed turkeys, their sustenance stays where you put it, the water stays bedding free and the droppings are not dissipated like our chicken pens.
Our homegrown legacy turkeys have FLAVOR! I've generally thought turkey was a somewhat insipid meat, particularly the white meat. In any case, subsequent to raising our own, I understood that turkey can be delectable! I was overwhelmed by the rich stock they created and the generous sauce.
They have magnificent characters.
Turkeys are delicate and inconceivably steadfast, which can make handling them a passionate errand. Our head Tom, (who turned into a pet) would pursue us around our yard like our Golden Retriever. He simply preferred to be close us.
Turkey poults are sensitive
Turkey poults are extremely fragile and touchy to slight changes. Drafts, temperature changes, sogginess and so forth. They're slower moving than chicks and have less of a sense to run/shield themselves from threat. Along these lines, we've generally agonized our turkey poults independently from our chicks. Our chicks will in general run the poults over and supervisor them far from feeders.
They need a ton of room
Everything concerning a turkey is greater. The run, the coop, the settling boxes… they're greater feathered creatures so they need more space. Not at all like chickens who can without much of a stretch be housed in reused canine houses and so forth turkeys need more space, an enormous shed or little animal dwellingplace function admirably. The more space you give them, the better they do.
They eat a great deal
Once more, bigger fledgling equivalents more feed. Turkeys likewise should be encouraged a higher protein feed like a game-winged creature feed to get them to table weight, which can be progressively costly per pound. Rearing sets can be sustained a lower protein feed when kept for upkeep and reproducing.
In case you're pondering raising turkeys I urge you to look into legacy breeds. Legacy breeds may not develop to the tremendous sizes that the white industrial facility turkeys reach, however they are brimming with flavor. They duplicate individually (progressively about this underneath) and your rearing sets will live longer lives. By raising legacy breeds you are additionally keeping these breeds alive. Numerous legacy breeds are in threat of eradication in light of the fact that the patio manager isn't raising turkeys like they were before ranch plants were imagined. Enormous scale cultivates just focus on a couple of breeds.