Storey's Guide to Raising Turkeys, 3rd Edition: Breeds * Care * Marketing

Overview

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 ...

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612121499
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 1/29/2013
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 244,692
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

The Nature of the Bird
• Natural Habitat

1 History

An American Original
• European Contact
• Colonial America
• Breed Improvements

2 Varieties of Turkeys

Three Turkey Types
• Wild Turkeys
• Commercial Broad-Breasted Turkeys
• Heritage Turkey Varieties
• Securing Stock
• Shipping and Receiving

3 Building and Equipment

Management Systems
• Housing
• Equipment

4 Feeds and Feeding

Feed Types
• Natural Balancing
• Feeding
• Feeding Philosophy
• Feeding the Breeders

5 Incubation

Collection of Eggs
• Incubator Setup
• Egg Position and Turning
• Candling
• When to Open the Incubator
• Poult Defects Caused by Improper Incubation
• Identification and Tracking
• Removing Poults from the Incubator

6 Brooding

Imitating Nature
• Natural Brooding
• Before Brooding
• The Brooder and Brooder House
• Primary Brooding Challenges
• Receiving Shipped Poults
• Maturing Poults
• Observing Poult Behavior

7 Pastured Production

Overview of the Three Systems
• The Challenges of Overstocking
• Learning from Nature
• Rotational Grazing
• Fencing Basics
• Movable Roosts and Feeders
• Permanent Fencing
• Guardian Dogs
• Roosts
• Shade
• Pasture
• Manure
• Putting Poults on Pasture

8 Protection from Predators

Small Predators
• Medium-sized Predators
• Large Predators
• Flying Predators
• Prevention
• Fencing
• Guardian Dogs
• Your Ecosystem
• Turkey Nature

9 Killing and Processing

Assessing Readiness for Processing
• Care before Killing
• Processing Area and Equipment
• Killing
• Debraining
• Scalding
• Plucking
• Eviscerating
• Cleaning the Giblets
• Trussing
• Chilling and Packaging
• State and Federal Grading and Inspection

10 Breeding

Nature's Way
• Human Impact
• A Philosophy of Good Breeding
• Genes
• Breeds, Varieties, and Strains of Turkeys
• Breeding Methods
• Breeding Tools
• Culling
• Care of Breeding Turkeys
• Storing Eggs
• Egg Production
• Selection
• Applying What You've Learned
• Artificial Insemination

11 The Turkey Enterprise

Consistency
• Source of Stock
• System of Production
• Feed
• Transporting
• Processing
• Product Marketing
• Product Storage and Shipping
• Inspections and Certifications
• Marketing Your Turkeys

12 Flock Health

Disease Prevention Starts with Good Health
• Disease Basics
• Turkey Diseases
• Turkey Parasites
• Disease Prevention
• Nutritional Deficiencies
• Miscellaneous Problems
• Disposal of Dead Birds
• Rodent Control

Advice from Turkey Breeders

Talking Turkey: A Glossary of Terms

Definition of a Heritage Turkey

Recommended Reading

Resources

Index

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