Turkeys !!!

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Turkeys !!!

Postby Mr Curious » Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:49 am

They would seem to be a more bang for your buck bird. My first hosts had folks next door that had two WONDERFUL big beautiful gobblers (well, one gobbler, one hen and some chicks). Thanksgiving pic stuff. Moms would get a hoot outta me goin over to the fence and doin a hokey turkey call and then the tom would start up, she'd LAUGH. They also spread out rice straw in big long piles, water it down from the waterhole that seems to be in most yards there and then cover it with plastic. Pops worked with French NGO's for many years and explained they taught ppl how to grow mushrooms in such a way. Oddly they did not have any turkeys in later years.

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I can't say I've ever knowingly had turkey in Cambodia, but can't imagine why not unless the ppl that raise em keep them for family only. But then it should be an extra money thing if sold in markets or food stalls no?
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Postby General Mackevili » Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:51 am

Is that Giblet?
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Re: Turkeys !!!

Postby Mr Curious » Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:54 am

hey bub...not to derail my own thread or anything but is there a Follow thread button somewhere I'm not seeing?
don't think it's THE Giblet as she is taller and not feathery.
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Postby StroppyChops » Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:20 am

Also unlikely that she actually wears poultry diapers.
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Postby Milord » Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:32 am

Mr Curious wrote:hey bub...not to derail my own thread or anything but is there a Follow thread button somewhere I'm not seeing?
don't think it's THE Giblet as she is taller and not feathery.
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Postby Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:14 am

They're around, but definitely not common. I've seen them out in the boonies in Kompong Cham, Kompong Chnang and Kampot. Usually only a few birds raised for fun by a family. Only one of them seemed to be breeding them for chicks. Apparently the main breeding farm is somewhere in Kompong Cham (most seem to have bought them from there). I'd love to raise a few for shits and giggles. I've got land now, but I simply wouldn't have the time to look after them as I'm in the city. Not sure if they need the same inoculation as chickens. They might be susceptible to other types of diseases for all I know. Still, turkey tastes great!
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Postby frank lee bent » Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:06 am

you can vaccinate all poultry with the thermostable newcastle disease vaccine. it is just a few drops in the eye once a month and very inexpensive- around $0.20/dose.
70-% and more of the village chickens die every year between september and november from ND.
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Re: Turkeys !!!

Postby Duncan » Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:19 am

I have raised hundreds of turkeys on the farm in my earlier years. The light brown, creamier coloured ones, and I did see couple of that type for sale at the ''old market'' a couple of years ago. When the chicks are hatched, always take them off the mother, as they are bad mothers and will wander off with one chick leaving the others behind. They can easy be raised in a pen in a small space like your balcony or you spare room and if I find a couple of chicks I will do that.
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Re: Turkeys !!!

Postby StroppyChops » Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:57 pm

Bitte_Kein_Lexus wrote:I'd love to raise a few for shits and giggles.
Classic! Turkeys produce plenty of both.
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Re: Turkeys !!!

Postby giblet » Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:27 pm

I've been told that Cambodians only raise turkeys as pets, not to eat. I thought about getting a few, but I prefer more conventionally attractive poultry.


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