TURKEY FARMS (photos)
photo by Jeff Vanuga, courtesy of USDA NRCS
Turkey farming is a high-tech operation.
Turkeys are raised in special barns
with controlled ventillation and temperature.
(USDA Photo by: Unknown)
At some turkey farms, the birds may also go outdoors
depending on the weather.
(USDA Photo by: Roy Clark)
USDA Photo by: John Running
The turkeys are bred to have larger breasts (more white meat)
and larger thighs (bigger drumsticks).
The turkeys have white feathers
so that no dark spots are left on the skin when theY are plucked.
USDA (ARS) Photo by Scott Bauer
female turkey (hen)
USDA (ARS) Photo by Keith Weller
male turkey (tom)
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