Written in 1922, this volume sheds much light on the management of flocks of turkeys, be it for home use or commercial purposes. All the major breeds of Domestic Turkeys and their management are covered. Chapters include the History, Extent of the Turkey Industry and its Opportunities, The Varieties, Mating and Showing, Management of Breeding Stock, The Incubation of Turkey Eggs, Brooding and Rearing Young Stock, Marketing Turkeys, Insect Pests, Diseases and Predators of Turkeys and more. Included are details on the American Wild Turkey, the Bronze Turkey, the Narragansett Turkey, White Holland, the Black Turkey, the Bourbon Red Turkey and the Slate Turkey breeds.
Lavishly illustrated with dozens of rare historic photos depicting breeds of turkeys, turkey coops and more.
Note: This edition is a perfect facsimile of the original edition and is not set in a modern typeface. As a result, some type characters and images might suffer from slight imperfections or minor shadows in the page background.