TURKEY PRODUCTION:

Turkey Production

RANGE TURKEYS

Approximately 12 turkey farms in British Columbia are range growers.

The turkeys are brooded the same as indoor production, but are introduced to fenced range land at approximately six weeks of age.

They are often closed in at night when they're small to protect them from predators.

Water and food is available to them at all times. Water is in drinkers both inside and out, but food is kept under cover to discourage any wild bird feeding.

As the birds grow they spend most of the time outside, weather permitting.

All range birds have gone to market by the end of the year.

Most of these growers do not produce turkeys over the winter months, firstly for weather and secondly, they grow mostly for the Thanksgiving and Christmas markets.

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