A turkey is a large bird with a fleshy wattle hanging from the underside of its beak. It is also characterized by a lump called a snood, dangling from the top of its beak.
Asked in Ducks, Chickens and Roosters, Turkeys
How long do you leave eggs in the incubator for?
Incubation Times for eggs Poultry incubation duration can vary from species to species but is generally about 3 weeks (21 days). Chickens......21 days Ducks (most).....28 days Muskovy ducks..35 to 37 days Turkeys.......28 days Goose.........28 to 34 days Guinea Hen.....28 days Pheasant........23 to 28 days Peafowl .........28 to 30 days Quail...............23 to 24 days (some exceptions) Grouse............25 days Pigeon............17 days Partridge........ 23 days
Asked in Turkeys
Do turkeys lay eggs in winter?
I have two white female turkeys, hatched this spring. They both started laying eggs at the first of January and have each delivered one egg every other day and sometimes two days in a row. I had read that domestic turkeys average 80 eggs per year and I'll be counting our eggs to see how we rate against the average.
How long can a turkey be frozen before it goes bad?
For best taste, eat your commercially frozen turkey within 6 months. It will be safe to eat for much longer than that since pathogenic bacteria will not grow at proper freezer temperatures - although it may not be as tender and juicy. And this is assuming it has never been defrosted. The quality will also depend on how well the food has been wrapped. Chemical changes - such as rancidity - can also occur over time in the freezer, making the meat inedible. So the turkey could keep well for longer than 6 months or even a year, but there is no point to hanging onto it that long. Alternatively, look on the plastic bag the turkey came in and it will tell you.
Asked in Definitions, Turkeys
What do you call the skin that hangs from a turkey's neck?
Is ground turkey safe to eat?
In general turkey, ground or not, is safe to eat so long as it has been cooked thoroughly. However, turkey is one of the foods that is more likely to be contaminated with salmonella (which causes food poisoning). In August 2011 Cargill recalled 36 million pounds of turkey meat because it contained salmonella.
Do you take out the plastic that was wrapped in the turkey legs?
Asked in Agriculture, Farm Animals, Turkeys
Which state raises and produces the most turkeys annually?
Minnesota leads the nation by raising an estimated 46 million turkeys in 2012 according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. The other states were not even close in turkey production such as North Carolina (36 million), Arkansas (29 million), Missouri (18 million), Virginia (17 million) and Indiana (17 million). Those five states plus Minnesota account for about two-thirds of U.S. turkey production in 2012. Growers are expected to be raised a total of 254 million turkeys in the United States in 2012.
Asked in Turkey (Country), Turkeys
Is turkey a third world country?
No its not 3rd world country, turkey has had many political problems but in the past 20 years the country has improved itself in many ways. i have lived in many European countries as well as turkey and i confidently can say turkey is just as nice as Europe. the only difference between Europe and turkey are the mosques . you see mosques all over turkey, woman with scarf is same as Germany :)