Consider These Three Things Before You Raise Turkeys At Home
Often individuals expect that raising their own turkeys will probably be tough although after the first few months raising turkeys is simple and easy. The most important part of raising turkeys is for the first few month simply because you need to make certain that the turkeys are kept adequately warm and are getting enough nutrition to survive. This can be avoided by purchasing turkeys that are slightly older but if you wish to raise turkeys with little start up costs it is recommended that you buy either eggs or newborn turkeys because they are cost effective to get.
There are a lot of different reasons to consider raising turkeys and here are three of them.
1. Keeping turkeys as a source of food and extra income
Not only is turkey a traditional food to eat on the holidays but it is also enjoyed throughout the year. It makes a wonderful thin sliced lunch meat,can be used in place of roasts, and makes a healthy ground meat.
Turkey that you have raised can also be sold for a profit if you are doing a decent amount of turkey farming.
2. Keeping turkeys as pets
While many people raise turkeys for food some actually keep their turkeys as pets. Some folks raise turkeys for both food and to keep as pets.
There are a lot of different breeds of turkeys to choose from but there are only two varieties, wild and domestic turkeys. The wild turkeys are turkeys that run free out in the wild even though some are kept as pets. Wild turkeys have the ability to be able to fly if needed and are consider by some the smarter of the two turkeys. The ones we eat are the domestic turkeys and they do not posses the ability to fly The domestic turkeys and wild turkeys are physically different and taste completely different also
3. Keeping turkeys as a pest control
Turkeys have an incredible varied diet which consists of grass seeds, berries, leaves, and a whole lot of insects including mosquito’s, flies and ticks among others. This makes turkeys great as a means of pest control and it also makes feeding turkeys easier then ever.
There is something great to be said about raising turkeys in your own home. Once you have figured out how to go about properly feeding turkeys and taking care of them you will find yourself enjoying a fun and rewarding experience.