Turkeys - A Guide to Management (New Edition 2012)
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Turkeys were once viewed with some suspicion, being perceived as rather unpredictable, particularly when the stag birds display. However, this perception has changed over the years, as turkeys have become increasingly common at agricultural shows and have proved themselves as friendly creatures, enjoying the company of adults and children alike.
What was once thought of as solely a commercial enterprise has now become an enjoyable and fascinating hobby for many, as more people are choosing to keep turkeys, either as pets or for profit. Turkeys- a guide to management aims to provide a straightford and practical guide for the smallholder or anyone interested in keeping these magnificent birds.
Topics covered include:
- Breeds, breeding and rearing
- Systems of housing and the equipment needed
- Natural and artificial incubation
- Organic turkey production
- Ailments, diseases and welfare
- Preparation for the table
- Exhibiting your turkeys