Turkey Management

General Information

  • Animal Case Best Management Practices for the Production of Turkeys (National Turkey Federation) PDF
  • Biology and Management of Eastern Wild Turkey (Clemson University) HTML
  • Heritage Turkey Manual - How to Raise Heritage Turkeys on Pasture (The Livestock Conservancy) HTML
  • How to Raise Turkeys from Poults (About.com) HTML
  • Hybrid Commercial Management Guide (Hybrid Turkeys) PDF
  • Raising Turkeys (University of New Hampshire Coop Ext) PDF
  • Small-Flock Turkey Production (Pennsylvania State University) PDF / HTML
  • Structural Change in U.S. Chicken and Turkey Slaughter (ERS, USDA) PDF / HTML
  • Turkey Egg Storage: Effects on Embryo and Poult Viability (Alberta Ag & Forestry) HTML
  • Turkey Facts (Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom) HTML
  • Turkeys (FeatherSite.com) HTML
  • Want to Raise a Few Turkeys (Michigan State University Ext) PDF


  • Blackhead Disease in Poults (Alberta Ag) HTML
  • Common Diseases of Chickens Turkeys and Gamerbirds (Clemson University) PDF
  • Disease Management in Turkeys (Tamil Nadu Ag University, India) HTML
  • Diseases and Interactions [from Wet Litter in Turkeys] (Poultry Health Services) HTML
  • Mycoplasma Gallisepticum Infection, M.g., Infectious Sinusitis - Turkeys (The Poultry Site) HTML
  • Parasite Management for Natural and Organic Poultry: Blackhead in Turkeys (ATTRA) HTML
  • Preventing Blackhead Disease in Turkeys and Game Birds (Kansas State University) PDF
  • Preventing Turkey Problems and Diseases (About.com) HTML
  • Protozoan Diseases (Mississippi State University) HTML
  • Reportable Diseases (Minnesota Board of Animal Health) PDF / HTML
  • Turkeys - Health and Common Diseases (The Chicken Vet) HTML
  • What's Ailing Wild Turkeys? (National Wild Turkey Federation) HTML

Heat Stress

  • Avoiding Heat Stress Mortality in Poultry (University of Minnesota) PDF
  • Heat Stress in Livestock (Iowa State University) PDF
  • Heat Stress in Livestock and Poultry App (Ontario Ministry of Ag, Food & Rural Affairs) HTML
  • Heat Stress in Poultry - Solving the Problem (DEFRA) PDF
  • Hot Weather Management of Poultry (North Carolina Coop Ext) HTML
  • Temperature and Humidity Index - Poultry (Ruth Consolidated Industries) HTML
  • Ventilating to Cool Modern Grower Turkeys (North Carolina State University) PDF


  • Feeding Poultry Litter to Beef Cattle (University of Missouri Ext) HTML
  • Land Application of Broiler and Turkey Litter for Farming Operations Without a DEQ Permit (Virginia Coop Ext) HTML
  • Managing Ammonia Production in Your Turkey Litter (Manitoba Ag, Food & Rural Development) HTML
  • Nutrient Analysis of Poultry Litter (University of Arkansas) PDF
  • Poultry Litter Application on Pastures and Hayfields (University of Georgia Ext) HTML
  • Uses and Management of Poultry Litter (World's Poultry Sci, Vol 66, Dec 2010) PDF
  • Wet Litter in Turkeys: Diseases and Interactions (Poultry Health Services) HTML


  • Daily Water Consumption of Turkeys Raised in Utah (Utah State University) PDF
  • Designing a Feed and Water Withdrawal Program for Turkeys (Manitoba Ag, Food & Rural Development) HTML
  • Feed and Animal Management for Poultry (USDS-NRCS) PDF
  • Feeding Turkeys (Agricultured.com ) HTML
  • Feeding Turkeys (The Smallholder Range, UK) HTML
  • Feeds and Feeding of Free Range Turkeys (Livestock Conservancy) PDF
  • How Much Barley for Turkeys (Utah State University) PDF
  • How to Feed and Water Turkeys (About.com) HTML
  • Maximizing Alternative Protein Ingredient Use in Market Turkey Diets (University of Minnesota) PDF
  • Nutrient Requirements of Chickens and Turkeys (University of Missouri Ext) HTML
  • Nutrient Requirements of Poultry: Ninth Revised Edition (National Academies Press) HTML
  • Nutritional Guidelines (Hybrid Turkeys) HTML
  • Picture Guide of Turkey Feed Withdrawal (Manitoba Ag, Food & Rural Development) HTML
  • Use of Dried Distillers' Grains with Solubles in Growing-Finishing Diets of Turkey Hens (Internatl J Poultry Sci 2(6):389-393, 2003) PDF
  • Weekly Feed Consumption of Light Consumer-Size Turkeys Raised in Utah (Utah State University) PDF


  • Flock Profiling for Monitoring Turkey Production (University of Missouri) HTML
  • Home Processing of Poultry (University of Minnesota) HTML
  • How to Slaughter and Process Turkeys on the Small Farm (About.com) HTML
  • Inside Look at Turkey Processing (Michigan State University Ext) HTML
  • Mobile Slaughtering and/or Processing - Poultry (Cornell University) HTML
  • Poultry Processing: Questions & Answers (USDA-FSIS) HTML
  • Production of Eggs and Home-Raised, Home-Butchered Broilers and Turkeys - Chpt 2 in Food Safety Risk Management Guide for the Producer (Kansas State University) PDF
  • Reference Guide for Solving Poultry Processing Problems (University of Georgia Ext) PDF / HTML
  • Slaughtering, Cutting, and Processing of Poultry (Cornell University) HTML
  • Small Poultry Processing Plants and Services (ATTRA) HTML

Rules & Regulations

  • Exhibition Guidelines Flip Chart (Minnesota Board of Animal Health) PDF
  • Exhibition Requirements for Poultry (Minnesota Board of Animal Health) HTML
  • Import Regulations for Poultry, Hatching Eggs and Ratites (Minnesota Board of Animal Health) HTML
  • Meat, Poultry and Egg Inspection in Minnesota (Minnesota Department of Ag) HTML
  • Meat, Poultry and Egg Product Inspection Directory (USDA-FSIS) HTML
  • Poultry Processing Regulations and Exemptions (eXtension) HTML
  • Religious Exemption for the Slaughter and Processing of Poultry (USDA-FSIS) PDF
  • Reportable Diseases (Minnesota Board of Animal Health) PDF / HTML
  • Sale of Meat and Poultry Products to Grocery Stores and Restaurants (Minnesota Department of Ag) HTML
  • Turkey Raised by the Rules (USDA-FSIS) HTML


  • Key Factors for Poultry House Ventilation (The Poultry Site) HTML
  • Minimum Ventilation During Cold Weather (Aviagen Turkeys) PDF
  • Minimum Ventilation for Rearing Turkeys (British United Turkeys Ltd) PDF
  • Steps in Evaluating Power Ventilation Needs in Utah Turkey Facilities (Utah State University Ext) PDF
  • Testing Tunnel Ventilation for Turkeys (WATTAgNet.com) HTML
  • Turkey Curtain Wall Ventilation (Canada Plan Service) PDF
  • Ventilating to Cool Modern Grower Turkeys (North Carolina State University) PDF
  • Ventilation Basics for Utah Turkey Facilities (Utah State University Ext) PDF
  • Ventilation Principles: Air Temperature (University of Kentucky) HTML


  • Turkey Farm and Processing Plant Tour with Animal Welfare Expert Temple Grandin¬† (13-minutes) YouTube Video