Storey's Guide to Raising Turkeys, 3rd Edition

Storey's Guide to Raising Turkeys, 3rd Edition

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Turkeys are an excellent source of succulent meat, rich eggs, and nutrient-dense manure, and raising them is a rewarding and profitable activity for many farmers. With helpful tips on acquiring organic certification, processing both meat and eggs, and marketing your products, you'll have all the information you need to successfully raise your own healthy and productive turkeys.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 22.86mm | 521.63g
  • North Adams, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1612121497
  • 9781612121499
  • 54,511

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Not only are turkeys an excellent source of succulent meat, rich eggs, and nutrient-dense manure, but they are curious, social, and friendly as well: a perfect and profitable choice for many farmers. Don Schrider brings his hands-on experience to this one-stop reference for humanely raising healthy turkeys.



The revised and updated third edition includes:



- Descriptions of more than a dozen heritage varieties

- Humane handling methods

- Feeding practices, including pasture-based production

- Breeding, incubation, and brooding

- Disease prevention

- Protection from predators

- Organic certification standards
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About Don Schrider

Don Schrider is a poultry aficionado and has written on the topic for many publications, including Mother Earth News, Backyard Poultry, Chickens, Countryside and Small Stock Journal, and Poultry Press. He is a master breeder of Brown Leghorn and Buckeye chickens and has worked with the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy on various projects. He lives in Vermont.
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