Raising Turkeys at Home

Beautiful and helpful in controlling pests, turkeys are easy to raise and fun to watch. Plus by raising turkeys at home, you'll have farm-fresh turkey for holiday meals.

Raising Turkeys
Narragansett turkeys are attractive, and some strains are particularly good at hatching eggs.
Photo courtesy WATT Publishing
Wild Turkeys
To locate wild turkeys, try to find their food source.
Photo courtesy National Wild Turkey Federation
Turkeys love to be up high, so they will congregate anywhere they can find a nice high perch. It's cute, but manure accumulation can become a problem.
Herman Beck-Chenoweth
Heritage turkey breeds, such as these Bourbon Reds, are an excellent choice for the homestead.
WATT Publishing
A wading pool with a heat lamp makes the perfect first home for your poults.
Photo courtesy Herman Beck-Chenoweth
Movable roots will keep the pen sanitary and your turkeys safe and content.
Photo courtesy Herman Beck-Chenoweth

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