8 Ways to Start a Turkey Farm for Beginners

Ways to Start a Turkey Farm for Beginers


Ways to Start a Turkey Farm for Beginers - Turkey Livestock is one of the activities of poultry farming which besides we can get delicious meat, we can also enjoy the beauty of its feathers.

This non-native bird from Indonesia has a larger body posture than other types of poultry.

Around the world there are many types of birds that are distinguished by the color of their feathers and where they come from.

While in Indonesia we know several types of turkeys such as Bronze turkeys, white or white Holland turkeys, Black Spanish turkeys, Royal Palm turkeys, Golden Palm turkeys, Narraganset turkeys, Golden Palm turkeys, Red Pencil Turkeys and Self Buff Turkeys.

One of the advantages of turkeys is that they are large and their feathers can bloom, especially during the breeding season. His voice was loud.

For the nutritional content of the meat is also good because it contains fat that does not contain high cholesterol.

Turkey meat also contains anti-cancer substances. In America, there is even a Thanksgiving celebration where the main menu is turkey.

Raising turkeys actually does not require high skills. The food is almost the same as ordinary free-range chicken.

The only difference is that turkeys really like fresh leaves. So if you are going to cook spinach, the stalks can be given to your turkey.

If you intend to raise turkeys, there are a few things you need to know.

8 Things Breeders need to know before Raising Turkeys

Ways to Start a Turkey Farm for Beginers


1. Establish the intention to raise turkeys

If you have the intention to raise turkeys, it will make it easier to maintain turkeys.

This is important because if you like the activity of raising chickens, you will enjoy the activity of raising turkeys.

2. Cage Preparation

Ways to Start a Turkey Farm for Beginers


Turkeys include chickens that are happy when released in the wild or just exposed, not placed in a closed cage.

Try to have a small area of ​​at least about 1 × 2 m so that the turkey can move freely.

It is necessary to provide a wire cage cover so that the turkey cannot fly out of the cage. To protect from heat and rain it is necessary to make shade from tiles made of earth.

Try not to make it from zinc because turkeys can get hot in the hot sun or noisy in the rain during the rainy season.

3. Feed preparation for turkeys

Ways to Start a Turkey Farm for Beginers

Turkeys have a diet similar to native chickens. Given voer or BR feed mixed with bran or bran and a little water.

Don't forget to occasionally give slices of fresh vegetables such as kale, spinach, cabbage or cabbage, mustard greens and even water hyacinth too.

The vegetables were finely sliced and mixed in other turkey dishes. For the use of papaya leaves can also only be recommended not every day.

There are some ingredients in papaya leaves that are not good if given continuously to your turkey. Occasionally given ripe papaya to increase nutrition and stamina.

4. Give shade plants/trees in the cage area

Ways to Start a Turkey Farm for Beginers

When the weather is very hot, usually the turkey will take shelter. If it is overheated, it is indicated that his mouth will open and appear gasping for air.

Then he will find a place to take shelter. You can plant a water guava tree, a lime that is not too tall, it can also be a kind of lush rambutan or mango tree.

If your land area is limited enough small trees are planted. Most importantly it can provide shade on a very hot day.

5. Preparation for when the turkey begins to lay eggs

Ways to Start a Turkey Farm for Beginers


Turkeys start laying eggs when they are 8 months old. At that time we need to prepare a comfortable place so that the turkey does not move.

All you have to do is place a medium sized box the size of a turkey and place the hay on top.

In one production period, turkeys can lay about 8-15 eggs, some even up to 25 eggs.

It depends on the diet and the pattern of the keeper. Turkeys can incubate their own eggs. For that you need to prepare the place.

Turkey eggs take longer to hatch than native chickens, which is about 28 days.

6. Taking care of the puppies

Ways to Start a Turkey Farm for Beginers

The eggs that have hatched can be directly cared for by the mother. However, if the eggs are incubated in an incubator, then after hatching, just put them in a heated box.

For puppies raised by parents should be placed in a different cage. If mixed with other adult turkeys, it is feared that one of them will step on it.

It should be noted that the cage for turkey chicks is kept tight and safe from predators such as cats, mice, snakes and eagles.

Otherwise, you may lose your turkey chicks to predators.

7. Care as an adult

Ways to Start a Turkey Farm for Beginers

When mature turkeys are ready for the production period, it is necessary to make the right composition so that a marriage occurs that produces quality chicks.

In one cage 1 male can serve 5 female brooders. If it is producing, the male can be moved in a different cage.

The goal, of course, is that the resulting chicks are of good quality because they come from different brooders.

However, the quality of the broodstock affects the offspring it produces.

If you have several types of turkeys, such as Bronze turkeys, Golden Palm turkeys and White turkeys, try not to mix them in one cage.

It is feared that there will be cross-breeding between them. To maintain the authenticity of breeds and breeds, place them in separate cages.

But if you don't mind crossing them and intending to make crosses between types of turkeys, you can just mix them in the same cage.

Later you will find puppies that may be from the pattern which is a combination of male sires and female sires of different types.

8. Disease Control

Ways to Start a Turkey Farm for Beginers

In anticipating the spread of the disease, you must be diligent in cleaning the cage or umbaran for the turkey.

Especially when the rainy season arrives, don't let water pool in the cage area. It is feared that your turkey is susceptible to disease.

If your turkey is sick, it is immediately quarantined and separated from other turkeys and treated. If it has recovered, it can be rejoined with other colleagues in the cage.

( Rahani )