Turkeys are a wonderful animal to grow on your homestead for self reliance. They are big birds that will not only provide meat for your family, but they can self-propagate and become an income source as well.

If you’ve never raised turkeys, you may be wondering how to do it. Well, I have good news for you! I have an e-book that will tell you everything you need to know to start raising these great birds.

It’s called Raising Turkeys for a Natural, Self-Sufficient Lifestyle, and it’s book 1 of my Feathered Friends series. Book 1 is all about chickens – you can check it out here.

Turkeys lay lots of eggs, but only in the spring and summer. And they will sometimes go broody – which means they will hatch and raise babies on their own. That’s great because you don’t have to have a stinky brooder to tend to every day!

Turkeys can also be raised right along with chickens. Mine wander the yard happily with my mixed flock of chickens!

For more information, you can check out this post for free as well:

Raising Turkeys for Beginners

If you’re interested in raising other birds on your homestead, I have LOTS of posts on chickens:

Why You NEED Chickens

Dual Purpose Chickens (and Why You Should Raise Them)

Raising Chickens for Beginners

Deep Litter Method for Chickens

How to Keep Your Chickens Laying in Winter

Best Chicken Dust Bath Materials Your Girls Will Love

Or, if you want to raise ducks:

Raising Ducks for Eggs and Meat

and book 3 of the Feathered Friends Series will be all about ducks (it’s in the works!).

Whichever way you decide to go (you can do all 3 pretty easily!), birds are a great addition to every homestead.

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