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If you have chickens, you already know the basics of raising poultry. Are you looking to take your backyard flock to the next level by adding in a couple turkeys?
Turkeys can make a fun backyard addition to provide your family with unique companionship, great life lessons and nutritious meat and eggs. But they can take a bit more TLC than backyard chickens,...
Attract them by focusing on their preferred foods and habitat needs
Quite often during my commute to work, I’ll see a few wild turkeys strutting their stuff in a field looking for seeds and bugs. The normal range of a wild turkey is about one-square mile. Seems...
If you need to resurrect an old woodland, get some turkeys
Every forest floor is loaded with tree seeds just waiting for the right soil conditions to germinate. You could use a rake or a scarification tool to turn over and mix up the mineral soil underneath...
A California family raises turkeys the way their customers like them
In the Sierra Nevada foothills of Sonora, California, don’t be surprised if you hear turkeys gobbling. The Diestel family has been raising turkeys on their ranch since 1949. Heidi Diestel is...
Step back in time and see Thanksgiving through the eyes of subscribers to our sister publication, Successful Farming, with these classic covers from the early 1900s.
USDA confirms highly pathogenic H5N2 Avian Influenza in commercial turkey flocks in Missouri. CDC considers the risk to people to be low.
The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza (HPAI) in two...
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USDA confirms the disease in a commercial flock, the first finding in the Midwest.
The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza in a...
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