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    Poultry for Sale : Caring for Turkeys

    ArticlePoultry AdviceThursday 09 December 2010
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    Turkeys for sale are a great choice for those looking to keep birds. This type of poultry for sale can be quite easy to care for, as long as you have the space and put in some effort. This guide details the best ways to make sure your turkeys are well looked after.

     

    • First of all, make sure you have an appropriate poultry house for your bird. The turkey should have about 6 square feet of space. It can be risky to let your turkeys for sale roam around in the garden because of predators.

     

    • In the poultry house you should place some wood shavings to act as litter. Sawdust should not be used because some birds eat it, which is not good for their health. Do not use newspaper either, as turkeys can slip on this and injure themselves.

     

    • When considering poultry for sale, it is important to know what the appropriate food is to give them. This can depend on the age of the bird. Protein amounts will vary according to the age of the bird.

     

    • Young turkeys will require a heat lamp in their poultry house located close to the ground. This should be set to 100 degrees F at the start, and should be reduced by 5 degrees each week afterwards.

     

    Be sure to keep the surrounding areas free from hazards and obstructions. Turkeys are curious creatures and may accidentally wander into something they should not. This could be harmful to the bird.

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