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Build a simple shed, such as using asbestos tiles for the roof, the temperature in the shed will be too high due to exposure in summer, and it will not be able to keep warm in winter.

Therefore, it is necessary to do a good job of heatstroke prevention and heat preservation according to the season. In areas with colder winters, fully enclosed turkey houses should be built.

The roof of this chicken house should not be too high, and an exhaust fan must be installed in the house to ensure cold protection and heat preservation in winter, and ventilation and cooling in summer.

Variety selection

There are many varieties of turkey, especially in recent years, foreign countries have bred many excellent varieties and supporting strains with good meat quality. After liberation, my country mainly introduced bronze turkeys and a small number of black turkeys, and Dutch white turkeys. After liberation, especially since the reform and opening upAbove, the American Nicola white-feathered broad-breasted large turkey, the Canadian Highbred medium-sized turkey, and the French Bettina small turkey were introduced.Among them, American Nicola turkeys and fine-bred turkeys are suitable for breeding indoors or under grazing conditions. American Nicholas turkey in my country has the largest number of breeding and the best breeding level.

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1. American Nicola White Feather Broad Breast Turkey. This turkey was bred repeatedly using black turkeys in the eastern United States and colored turkeys in the eastern United States.

prep for chicks

1. The decoration of the brooding house should be insulated, airtight, and moisture-proof. The ground should be clean and free of rat holes. The doors and windows should be tight and well-ventilated.

The scenery is ready.

2. When installing and debugging heating equipment, care must be taken to prevent smoke and dust in the brooding house due to heating. The house temperature must reach brood temperature before the chicks can enter.

Chick temperature.

3. Strict disinfection. The floor, walls, ceiling, and rearing equipment in the brooding house needs to be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. The turkey house on the concrete floor should be washed with clean water and then disinfected with drugs. If the litter is needed, it should be exposed to sunlight and disinfected. Put bedding, utensils, etc. into the house, and close the windows. The gaps are taped tightly with newspaper and then fumigated with formaldehyde and off for 24 hours.

brooding environment requirements


1. Temperature. Brooding temperature is very important. The right temperature is for the turkey to be active and eat well. If the temperature

If it is too low, people are afraid of the cold and gather together, and they are prone to catch a cold, having diarrhea, and even dying. Affect the growth and development of turkeys.

2. Humidity. The relative humidity is generally not as critical as temperature, but when combined with other factors, it can be very harmful to young turkeys. Humidity that is too high or too low is not good for chicks. If the hatching causes uneven hatching and the time is too long, the chicks cannot enter the brooding room for hatching in time after hatching, and the residence time exceeds 72 hours. If the environment is dry, the chicks cannot drink water in time. Dehydration is about to happen. Dehydrated young turkeys have dry toes, loss of appetite, frequent alcohol consumption, indigestion, and young turkeys cannot return to normal body temperature, resulting in death. Excessive air humidity is prone to coccidiosis and mold disease, and it is easy to catch a cold in winter. Young turkeys that are too dry will develop abdominal yolk malabsorption, excessive water intake, and diarrhea. Humidity control should be flexibly controlled according to different regions and seasons.

3. Ventilation.

The purpose of ventilation in the brooding room is: First, to meet the oxygen needs of young turkeys and adjust the temperature. Small turkeys grow fast, have a strong metabolism, and need more oxygen; second, eliminate carbon dioxide, ammonia, and excess water vapor, and feather flakes. For fresh air in the house, the contradiction between heat preservation and ventilation must be properly handled. Ventilation must be carried out under ensuring suitable conditions room temperature, no ventilation, and heat preservation. Ventilation methods include natural ventilation and mechanical ventilation, and natural ventilation includes direct ventilation and indirect ventilation.

4. Lighting.

Both production practice and scientific experiments have proved that light plays an important role in the growth activities, food and drinking water, and reproduction of young turkeys. The principle of lighting in the young turkey stage is from long to short. Gradually reduce light exposure as they age. Lighting is divided into natural light and artificial light. Open turkey houses can use a lighting system that combines natural and artificial light. Young turkeys have poor eyesight. glare and long light .It should be used in the first few days so that the young turkeys can see the trough and the water tank clearly, start eating as soon as possible, and get familiar with the environment.

5. Stocking density. Excessive density hinders feeding, drinking, and exercise, resulting in uneven development, uneven size, pecking addiction, increased death and elimination, and too low density is a waste.

6. Careful brooding

1. Drink water first.

Newborn chicks use a lot of water in their bodies, so you should drink water before starting to eat. The advantage is that drinking water can promote intestinal peristalsis, absorb residual egg yolk, expel meconium, increase appetite, and help start eating.

2. Eat early. The first time a baby turkey eats is called starter food. Experiments have shown that it is more appropriate to start eating after 24 hours of incubation.

Too late can affect development. Young turkeys eat very little in the first few days, only feed a little at a time, once every 2-3 hours, use feed

Feeding trays, placed near a heat source, make it easier for young turkeys to eat. As the age grows, the number of feedings is gradually reduced, and the feeder is replaced and moved to the feeding trough. It works well to feed turkey chicks a mixture of egg yolks and onions early in the brood. Young turkeys like to eat green fodder such as onions, garlic, and leeks. It can be added appropriately if conditions permit, and pay attention to feed hygiene.

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3. Set up fences. Young turkeys should be divided into small groups in pens for the first 2 weeks to prevent casualties from running around and crowding. There are about 250 per column, and electric umbrellas are equipped at the same time. Remove the fence or increase the fenced area after two weeks. Fences are important to improve brood survival.

4. 4. Beak breaking. Effectively prevent beak breakage and reduce feed waste. The method of trimming the beak is: hold the leg of the little turkey with the left hand, hold the chick with the right hand, put the mother's finger of the right hand on the top of the little turkey's head, put the index finger on it to swallow and press gently. Retract the turkey's tongue, choose the appropriate beaker hole size, cut off 1/2 of the upper beak, and 1/3 of the lower beak, and be careful not to cut off the tip of the tongue. Beak trimming is stressful for young turkeys, and feeding and management must be strengthened. Prevent

5. For bleeding, add vitamin K to the feed one day before beak trimming, and add more feed to the trough after beak trimming to prevent the pain caused by touching the bottom of the trough when eating and affecting eating. Add electrolyte multi-dimensional nutrient solution to drinking water to reduce the stress response. Beak trimming also depends on being on the way to feeding. If it is mainly stocking, there is no need to trim the beak to prevent it from affecting the ability to eat.

6. Comprehensive epidemic prevention measures

 The turkey has air sacs, 4 and a half pairs of air sacs spread all over the body, and when inhaling, the outside air directly enters the lungs and air sacs. The two openings of the turkey cloaca are adjacent, and the eggs and birth canal are easily contaminated with feces. Turkey does not have a diaphragm, and the chest cavity is connected to the abdominal cavity, which increases the chance of infection. Turkey has no lymph nodes, and the prevention system is not perfect. Therefore, turkeys are more susceptible to disease.

7. Take comprehensive epidemic prevention measures in response to the epidemic. Establish a strong awareness of disease prevention and put prevention first

8.One is to strictly implement the regulations and laws formulated by the state. Pay attention to site selection, reasonable design, and layout. Strengthen feeding management, implement

9. All in all our feeding system. Strictly implement the normalized health and epidemic prevention system. Enhance turkey-specific resistance and scientific immunity

10. in a planned way. After the outbreak of infectious diseases, we must adopt the policy of early, fast, strict, and small, that is, early detection, early diagnosis, early characterization, strict isolation, blockade, and disinfection, so as to control the epidemic a minimum as soon as possible.

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