Raising Your Own Turkeys

Raising Your Own Turkeys

by Leonard S. Mercia

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Overview

Raising Your Own Turkeys by Leonard S. Mercia


Complete, up to date, how-to information on raising turkeys, form young poults to delicious, thick-breasted birds. This book covers:

• Selecting the right turkey for your flock.

• Housing, feeding, raising and dressing turkeys.

• Disease control and turkey health.

• Packaging, preserving and preparing turkey.

• Plans for a low-cost, small turkey shelter.

• Production costs, equipment and supplies.

• Addresses of state poultry specialists.

• Sources of information and supplies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780882662534
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 01/08/1981
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)

About the Author


During author Leonard S. Mercia's career as University of Vermont (UVM) Extension Poultryman, he wrote many Extension Service publications for small-scale poultry raising. He was professor of animal and dairy science at UVM for about 30 years. Following his retirement, the Vermont native toured Kenya, Uganda, and Honduras as a poultry consultant. He has also assisted adult and youth groups interested in poultry projects. He has written Storey's Raising Poultry the Modern Way, Raising Your Own Turkeys, Storey's Guide to Raising Poultry and Storey's Guide to Raising Turkeys and edits The Vermont Poultry Industry Newsletter. Leonard lives in Shelburne, Vermont, with his wife Shirley.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Getting Started

Chapter 2 Brooding the Poults

Chapter 3 Managing Turkeys Effectively

Chapter 4 The Breeding Flock

Chapter 5 Flock Health

Chapter 6 Killing and Processing

Chapter 7 Preserving, Cooking and Serving Turkey

Weights and Measures

Glossary

References

Extension Poultry Specialists

American and Canadian Suppliers

Poultry Diagnostic Laboratories

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