The correct, well-organized content of turkeys is the key to success in the cultivation of healthy and reproductive birds.
For starters, it should be noted that the turkey must be kept apart from the other bird. Because of its large dimensions, it is necessary to correctly calculate the density of birds: on average, no more than 2 individuals per square meter. Seven month old turkeys are placed on the principle of 1 m2 of the floor for 2 birds, with the nests for them being installed in the middle of the room. 5 turkeys have 1 nest. In order to prevent injury to females, males should be kept separate from them.
In the poultry house there should be a constant inflow of fresh air, it is necessary to maintain the optimum temperature. The content of turkeys occurs on deep bedding, in principle, as is the content of most other bird species. In summer, it is necessary to maintain a temperature of 19-20 ° C, and in winter it should be at least 3-5 ° C.
To ensure good lighting in the daytime, it is necessary to install windows on the south side. Under the windows a special deepening (laz) is built, so that through him the turkey has a free opportunity to go for a walk. Preferably equip the door with insulated doors. Inside the room is equipped with nests, perches, baths, feeders and waterers.
Since turkey, in fact, a pasture bird, the obligatory condition for its maintenance becomes a paddock. Its absence can badly affect the health of the bird, as well as its reproductive efficiency. In this regard, it is required to allocate a promenade, an approximate area of 20 m2 for one bird. The place is equipped with everything necessary for food, if possible, shadow shelters are built. It can also be sown with various grass. In the presence of a garden, turkeys can be freely allowed to go there for a walk, as they do not rake out the beds and leave the local cultures safe and sound. Such a paddock is useful in that after it almost all pest worms are destroyed.
In winter, turkeys are allowed only if the weather is favorable for this. The paddock should be cleared of snow, laid with straw, scattered over the grain area, so that the bird is always in motion while walking, while preserving its internal heat. Otherwise, the bird can approach the breeding season in a sick state, which, most likely, will affect its reproductive properties.
It should be noted that compliance with all the above recommendations promotes the cultivation of a large number of highly productive domestic turkeys.