Many backyard chicken flock owners start wondering about expanding their flocks to include other types of poultry – namely turkey, geese, and ducks. One of the easiest birds to integrate into a chicken flock is for some, the turkey.
Turkeys are a fun addition to a homestead. We’ve talked a bit about them in general, but let’s look more in detail at what is involved with raising turkeys.
We love turkey. For sausage, for burger, for the drumsticks, at Thanksgiving. And, if you have chickens already, adding in a turkey or two on the backyard homestead really isn’t that difficult.
Having a very large brooder is a great way to raise large numbers of chicks, but even so, there comes a time when they outgrow their space. So, nothing left to do but repurpose another space, large enough to allow them to continue to grow until it’s time for them to run on the range. […]