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Turkey

I’m designing a community farm and I was wondering if you could do both or one of the following for me and either answer a few questions I have and or read over my care sheet and tell me if there’s any wrong information or things you would do differently.

 

Questions

Male to female hatch rate

Amount of amoxicillin to be used

Write up 

Turkeys

 

Special care

 

Temperament

Generally calm

Disease symptoms

 

Cost

Egg cost 5.75

Chick cost 13.50

Chick to grower feed amount 5.35lbs

Grower to butcher feed amount 21.86lbs

Maintainer feed amount 8.71lbs

Enclosure

 

Size

 5sf

Height

2f

Fence type

Chicken Wire

Shelter

Three sided coop

Equipment

 Grit, water, food and calcium dish. Nest box.

Terrain

Dirt, grass

Diet

 

Feed type

Turkey maintainer or chicken maintainer 16%

Amount

Unlimited 

Minerals/other

Grit. Calcium

Breeding

 

Sexing

Males have larger gobbler and tail.

Ratio

1-5 medium sized. 1-3 for large 

Age

7 months male and female. Stops at 10 years

Season

Spring-summer

Diet

Added calcium dish and

Eggs

 

Clutch size and numbers per year

10-14. 180 per year

Collecting time

 Morning

Storing

14 days, room temperature, 70 80% humidity

Hatch time

 31

Incubation temp

100

Humidity

55%

Candling

6 days

Stop turning

 28

Lock down

 75%

Move to brooder

Dry

Brooder

Size

1sf per bird

Height

 12 inches

Temperature decreasing

6 weeks

Feed type length

Chick starter chicken or turkey 16%. 6 weeks

Water dishes

No marbles 

Special nutrients

Grit

Grow out pen

 

Size

5sf

Feed type length

 

 Butcher

 

Butcher age

6 months 

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Turkey

I’m designing a community farm and I was wondering if you could do both or one of the following for me and either answer a few questions I have and or read over my care sheet and tell me if there’s any wrong information or things you would do differently.

 

Questions

Male to female hatch rate

Amount of amoxicillin to be used

Write up 

Turkeys

 

Special care

 

Temperament

Generally calm

Disease symptoms

 

Cost

Egg cost 5.75

Chick cost 13.50

Chick to grower feed amount 5.35lbs

Grower to butcher feed amount 21.86lbs

Maintainer feed amount 8.71lbs

Enclosure

 

Size

 5sf

Height

2f

Fence type

Chicken Wire

Shelter

Three sided coop

Equipment

 Grit, water, food and calcium dish. Nest box.

Terrain

Dirt, grass

Diet

 

Feed type

Turkey maintainer or chicken maintainer 16%

Amount

Unlimited 

Minerals/other

Grit. Calcium

Breeding

 

Sexing

Males have larger gobbler and tail.

Ratio

1-5 medium sized. 1-3 for large 

Age

7 months male and female. Stops at 10 years

Season

Spring-summer

Diet

Added calcium dish and

Eggs

 

Clutch size and numbers per year

10-14. 180 per year

Collecting time

 Morning

Storing

14 days, room temperature, 70 80% humidity

Hatch time

 31

Incubation temp

100

Humidity

55%

Candling

6 days

Stop turning

 28

Lock down

 75%

Move to brooder

Dry

Brooder

Size

1sf per bird

Height

 12 inches

Temperature decreasing

6 weeks

Feed type length

Chick starter chicken or turkey 16%. 6 weeks

Water dishes

No marbles 

Special nutrients

Grit

Grow out pen

 

Size

5sf

Feed type length

 

 Butcher

 

Butcher age

6 months 


You have some incorrect information in there.  Read the Turkeys 101 thread.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/787208/turkeys-101-new-to-turkeys-what-do-i-need-to-know#post_11309891

 

Hatch time is 28 days and lockdown is 25 days.

 

Butcher age depends on whether you have BBs or heritage turkeys.

 

Sexing at young age is difficult.  Adults are sexed easily.  Toms have a much larger snood, are more likely to display and the only ones that can gobble. 

 

Most people do not use medicated feed.  It will not harm the turkeys but in most areas it is not available unless special ordered.

Welsummers, mixed breed chickens, Blue Slate turkeys, Sweetgrass turkeys and guineas.

In wonderful Wyoming.

Bob

 

My photo album

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Welsummers, mixed breed chickens, Blue Slate turkeys, Sweetgrass turkeys and guineas.

In wonderful Wyoming.

Bob

 

My photo album

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You pm'd me and I said I would look over your plan. I am having trouble typing on the pm part of this forum so will respond here. This appears to be a list of questions which I am not able to answer because they are general questions related to turkeys and I only have experience with mine. I recommend you do your own research so that you will better understand it.

Most of what I have learned about chickens and turkeys is through observation, talking to people and researching issues as they arise or as they occur to me as questions.

If you go on a regular online search there are many university papers posted that will give you what you want.

good luck

10 assorted chickens, 3 Midget White turkeys, 4 cats, 2 dogs and fish. Does it matter that Attila the Hen's avatar is a rooster?
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10 assorted chickens, 3 Midget White turkeys, 4 cats, 2 dogs and fish. Does it matter that Attila the Hen's avatar is a rooster?
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