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 How to Start Profitable Turkey Farming

Turkey farming is a viable alternate to chicken farming. In India, commercial turkey farming is increasingly popular .Mainly it depends on meat, eggs as well as growing as a pet.

Turkey will produce a lot of meat and it's very good business to earn a high profit. Compared to the broiler chickens and pig, they develop quickly and are ready for slaughter sooner. The weather conditions in India are very suitable for growing turkeys commercially .If we maintain good care and management, we can achieve success in turkey farming.

Breed Selection

There are 4 types of breeds available in commercial turkey farming. Turkeys can be produced as commercial meat in India. Some of the best breeds are Broad Breasted Bronze, Beltsville Small White - Egg production, Nandanam Turkey-1 variety is a cross between the black desi variety and the exotic Beltsville small white variety and Broad Breasted White are well suited for tamilnadu climatic condition.
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Housing Requirement 

The floor space requirement for 0-4 weeks is 1.5 sq.ft. per bird. Approximately one can grow 300 turkey birds on 600sq.ft.We should not grow more birds in a limited space, it will cause birds to get damaged if we dump them in a limited space.[Also Read: Best Business Ideas - Seasonal Best Fruit Mangoes Business]


Turkey will be disease resistant birds but we need to deworm the birds regularly; proper feed and water will grow a healthy turkey. Round worms and fowl mites are the most frequent parasites seen in turkeys. Vaccination starts with New Castle Disease- B1 Strain. Next to that, on the 4th and 5th week, Fowl Pox vaccination is provided. On the 6th week, the New Castle Disease- (R2B) vaccine is given and lastly, on the 8th to 10th week, the Cholera vaccine is provided.[Also Read: Cool Business Idea - Broken Cashews Trade]


There are two types of incubation methods. Natural brooding and artificial brooding.

The natural brooding method is the easiest method, since turkeys are good brooders and broody hens can hatch 10-15 numbers of eggs.[Also Read: Great Lock down Business Idea - Vehicle Sanitisation]

Artificial Incubation:

Eggs are hatched with the help of incubators. Eggs should be turned at hourly intervals. In Turkey, the 0-4 week period is called as brooding period. However, in winter, the brooding period is extended up to 5-6 weeks. [Also Read: Best Business Idea - Milk Powder Trade]

Marketable Age:

Mostly, a male turkey is ready for meat at the age of 14 – 15 weeks and the female turkey takes 17-18 weeks. Approximately 4 – 5 Months.3 -5% would be the mortality ratio during the brooding period.

The average weight of the male turkey will be 7 - 10 kg and females will be around 4 – 5 kg in the 4 month period.[Watch the video on Herbal Steam Inhalation Business]


We can start this business with 600sq.ft of space. We can grow turkeys in free-range farming method and a cage system. We can grow 300 birds on 600sq.ft. of average meat cost will be around 350rs per kg.We can get 10kg meat from a single bird if we done a proper feed management. So we can get 3500Rs income for a single bird.1000rs will be deducted for food, so the net profit is around 2500Rs/-


We can sell the turkey meat in the meat shops and restaurants. Also commercial turkey farmers will grow turkey to sell during the festival season.[Also see - New Business Idea, Food Packing Parcel Cover Business]

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