An important selection method for males is selection for the development of corals, which begin to emerge after two months of age. The earlier the corals appear, the better the growers. The stocking density is 1.0–1.5 heads per square meter. m floor area. With a large livestock, the poultry house is divided into sections of 100 heads each. The partitions between the sections are made of mesh for the entire height of the house.
The poultry house is equipped with nests at the rate of 1 nest for 5 turkeys. The approximate dimensions of the nest: width – 45 cm, depth – 50 cm, height – 60 cm. The roof is made inclined so that the turkeys do not sit on it. The feeding front for adult turkeys is 20 cm and the drinking area is 4 cm per head. The room must be dry and warm. Temperature not less than 10 degrees Celsius.
In winter, daylight hours must be maintained at 14 hours, which stimulates the onset of oviposition. Average egg production per hen is 50-60 eggs per laying cycle. Turkeys have a strong incubation instinct. Therefore, in order for the egg production to be high, measures must be taken against this, since the incubating turkeys cease to lay. It is recommended to place the identified brood hens in separate cages made of mesh and placed in a well-lit, cool, well-ventilated place. After 3-5 days, they can begin to rush.
For breeding purposes, it is advisable to leave the best turkeys in the herd for the second year of productivity. In this case, egg production decreases slightly, but the incubation qualities of eggs improve. It is not recommended to use males for more than one season.
Eggs intended for incubation are stored at a temperature of plus 5, minus 8 degrees Celsius. Air humidity 80–85%. The quality of the eggs is largely dependent on the feeding of the laying turkeys. The longer eggs are stored, the worse their incubation qualities. For incubation, it is best to lay eggs that are stored for no more than 5-7 days