Raising Turkey Poults

In this month’s vlog, Richard Smith, Farm Manager at Daylesford Organic Farm, discusses raising organic, free range turkeys from 6 week old poults; including how they are housed, their ranging behaviour and habits, and how he feeds them home grown oats to get some fat on them for Christmas! Richard explains that they rear the traditional Bronze turkey and covers the following points:

  • When to buy poults
  • Housing turkeys (in the sheep shed!)
  • Planting trees for turkeys
  • Ranging habits
  • The feeding system he designed in the turkey house
  • Feed options including home grown sustainable feed
  • Ensuring daily welfare of the turkeys
  • How to manage pecking

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