Hey y'all. I just today received in the mail a book titled Raising your own turkeys by Leonard Mercia, published in 1981 by Storey Communications, Inc. The book states that "Preferably, poultry ranges should be used for one year and left idle for three years before they are used again". The reasoning behind this is to prevent parasite problems. Can this possibly be correct and/or necessary? Does anyone do this with their turkey and/or chickens?
I was hoping to build a coop in a large (approx 1/2 acre) fenced off area. The turkey will need protection from predators (of which there are plenty around here) but it seems it would be cost prohibitive to have 3 fenced in areas, especially for only 10-12 turkeys - not to mention I could do other things with the land.