turkey-breeds

Training a Chicken or Turkey to Come When Called
May 12, 2019 · · Feed & Health, Kids' Corner

Dogs and dolphins aren’t the only animals you can train to come when called. Almost any mammal will “come” for food … even backyard chickens and turkeys. Here are some …

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15 Tips for Adding Royal Palm Turkeys to Your Flock
March 14, 2019 · · Poultry 101

We have considered adding turkeys to our backyard flock for a while now. While researching turkey breeds, we decided if we ever did get turkeys, we wanted a white, medium-sized …

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Heritage Chicken Breeds and Other Poultry
March 14, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Some of us raise poultry for fun. Others want eggs or meat. But some take activism further and save heritage chicken breeds from extinction. Modern times and consumerism have altered …

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Six Heritage Turkey Breeds on the Farm

By Steve & Sharon Ashman – We thought you would enjoy a side-by-side comparison of the six heritage turkey breeds that we raise on our heritage turkey farm. We have been raising heritage …

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Raising Heritage Breed Chocolate Turkeys
March 14, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Keeping turkeys is more challenging than raising any other poultry. When we made the decision to add turkeys, we researched heritage turkey breeds. Our desire is to help preserve at least …

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A Guide to Raising Turkey Poults

By Don Schrider – There are many reasons raising turkey poults is rewarding — not the least of which is keeping turkeys to have a few pets. Turkeys are very social …

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What is a Heritage Turkey and What Does Hormone-Free Mean?
March 14, 2019 · · Poultry 101

How can you ensure you purchase a hormone-free turkey this year? What is a heritage turkey, and why is it so expensive for being so small? Are standard turkeys raised …

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Keeping Turkeys Healthy in Winter

By Don Schrider – Turkeys are remarkably hardy birds. By the time turkeys reach maturity, they are very easy to care for, and are capable of surviving winter weather in great …

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The Evolution of Turkey Farming

By Doug Ottinger – Ah, the glory of Thanksgiving and turkey farming in the past. Norman Rockwell painted the picture that memorializes in our minds what the holidays of yesteryear …

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Saving an American Icon — Raising Turkeys

By Christine Heinrichs, California Photos by Erin Krier Erin Krier planned to get her kids started with a dairy cow when she attended her first 4-H meeting. She left the …

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