Good books for a newbie

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by gavada, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. gavada

    gavada Out Of The Brooder

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    May 13, 2011
    Gainesville, Virginia
    Hi all,

    We dove in to backyard flock a little over a year ago and absolutely love our chickens. We decided we wanted to start raising some Standard Bronze turkeys this year. Can any one recommend a good book for a turkey newbie and/or good online resources?

    Thanks!
     
  2. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    You can get all you need right here on BYC. Turkeys are easy as chickens but need to stay warm and dry longer after hatch and have higher protien needs than chickens. @28-30% feed for about the first 12 weeks and then 20% thereafter. Keep them warm and dry as poults and you will be OK.
     
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2012
  3. KrisH

    KrisH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Colby is right on, but here are a couple of extra links

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/92240/give-me-the-dirt-on-turkeys

    http://chla.library.cornell.edu/cgi...urkey+Management&frm=frameset&view=text&seq=2

    http://albc-usa.org/EducationalResources/turkeys.html#manual

    http://albc-usa.org/EducationalResources/master_breeder_turkeys.html

    Backyard chickens is the absolute best source with many people like Colby, jimsfarmstand and many others willing to share years of experience. If you have a question, do a search research, then ask.

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    RobertH
     

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