Age Of Maturity Of Female Birds

The age of maturity of female birds will differ between species of birds. The maturity refers to the age at which the females reach sexual maturity and will start laying eggs and breeding with their male partners. Quail = about 50 days old (I have observed that female Japanese quail will start to lay eggs … Read more

Male To Female Ratio For Keeping Different Varieties Of Poultry

Here is a rough guide to the male to female ratio for keeping different varieties of poultry together. Quail = 1 male to every 3-4 females. Hen = 1 males to every 6-10 females. (The Domestic Fowl Trust normally recommend 1 male to 6 females for breeding chickens.) Partridges = 1 male to 1 female. … Read more

Norfolk Black Turkey

The Norfolk Black Turkey is a traditional Christmas breed. The Norfolk Black has jet black feathers and white flesh. The beak and feet of this bird are also black. This breed has a smaller breast. Norfolk Blacks are slow growing birds and take longer to mature than other breeds of turkey. A good choice as … Read more

Turkey Litter

Does anyone have experience of keeping turkey‘s and know the best litter to keep growing turkeys on, as I recently received a comment on my forum from Lablanc asking about this, I’m keeping a few Turkeys for christmas again, and every year I have this disagreement with my farther in law about the bedding in … Read more

Incubating Turkey Eggs

Incubation Period   The incubation period for turkey eggs is 28 days. Incubation Temperature The temperature in the incubator for turkey eggs is 99-99.5 degrees fahrenheit. Humidity Levels The humidity level (wet bulb thermometer) for turkey eggs is 83-86 degrees fahrenheit. Final Day Of Egg Rotation The final day of egg rotation for turkey eggs … Read more