Shipping to Turkey: A Comprehensive Guide

If you’re able to on your homestead, I highly recommend raising turkeys. By far my favorite poultry, turkeys are a lot of fun to raise. Full of personality, and loving toward their humans, raising them from day-old poults is a lot of fun.

While I believe that raising turkeys is a great way to expand your backyard flock and is a lot less complicated and messy than raising chickens, there are a few differences between the two that you should be aware of.

Looking to ship something to Turkey from the US? Whether you’re sending a gift to loved ones, expanding your business, or simply relocating, this guide will equip you with all the information you need to navigate the process smoothly.

Shipping Options and Costs

Several reliable carriers offer shipping services to Turkey, including:

  • Planet Express: Provides affordable options like USPS, DHL, and FedEx, with prices starting around $10 for small packages.
  • Parcel Monkey: Offers a wide range of services, including economy, expedited, and express options, with prices starting from $33.81.

The cost of shipping depends on various factors, including:

  • Package weight and dimensions: Larger and heavier packages will naturally cost more to ship.
  • Delivery speed: Express services are faster but more expensive, while economy options are slower but more affordable.
  • Carrier selection: Different carriers have varying pricing structures.

Here’s a table summarizing the estimated shipping costs for different package sizes and delivery speeds:

Carrier Package Size Delivery Speed Price
Planet Mail 0.5 kg, 25x18x10 cm Express $13.15
Planet Mail 4.5 kg, 50x25x18 cm Express n/a
Planet Mail 20 kg, 90x60x50 cm Express n/a
Postal Service 0.5 kg, 25x18x10 cm Fully Tracked $15.92
Postal Service 4.5 kg, 50x25x18 cm Fully Tracked n/a
Postal Service 20 kg, 90x60x50 cm Fully Tracked n/a
USPS Priority 0.5 kg, 25x18x10 cm n/a $71.59
USPS Priority 4.5 kg, 50x25x18 cm n/a n/a
USPS Priority 20 kg, 90x60x50 cm n/a n/a
USPS Express 0.5 kg, 25x18x10 cm $42.54 $68.46
USPS Express 4.5 kg, 50x25x18 cm n/a n/a
USPS Express 20 kg, 90x60x50 cm n/a n/a
Aramex Economy Parcel Express 0.5 kg, 25x18x10 cm $19.7 $48.01
Aramex Economy Parcel Express 4.5 kg, 50x25x18 cm n/a n/a
Aramex Economy Parcel Express 20 kg, 90x60x50 cm n/a n/a
Aramex Priority Parcel Express 0.5 kg, 25x18x10 cm $25.51 $62.22
Aramex Priority Parcel Express 4.5 kg, 50x25x18 cm n/a n/a
Aramex Priority Parcel Express 20 kg, 90x60x50 cm n/a n/a
FedEx International Economy 0.5 kg, 25x18x10 cm $36.05 $48.41
FedEx International Economy 4.5 kg, 50x25x18 cm n/a n/a
FedEx International Economy 20 kg, 90x60x50 cm n/a n/a
FedEx International Priority 0.5 kg, 25x18x10 cm $40.34 $52.91
FedEx International Priority 4.5 kg, 50x25x18 cm n/a n/a
FedEx International Priority 20 kg, 90x60x50 cm n/a n/a
DHL Express Worldwide 0.5 kg, 25x18x10 cm $46.02 $90.82
DHL Express Worldwide 4.5 kg, 50x25x18 cm n/a n/a
DHL Express Worldwide 20 kg, 90x60x50 cm n/a n/a

Remember, these are just estimates, and actual prices may vary depending on current rates and promotions

Delivery Time

Delivery times for shipments to Turkey can range from 5 to 25 business days, depending on the chosen shipping method.

  • Express services: Deliver within 5 business days.
  • Economy services: Take 5 to 25 business days.

Generally, slower shipping methods are more affordable.

Customs Regulations

When sending goods from the US to Turkey, you must fill out a customs declaration form that lists the contents, intended use, and value of the package.

  • Planet Express and Parcel Monkey will guide you through the customs declaration process during booking.
  • Ensure the information you provide is accurate, as Turkey’s customs authority will use it to calculate any applicable duties and taxes.

Prohibited Items

Several items are prohibited from being imported into Turkey, including:

  • Alcohol
  • Cell phones
  • Coffee and tea
  • Cosmetics
  • Electronic cigarettes
  • Flammables
  • Firearms
  • Foodstuffs
  • Glass products
  • Ivory
  • Items made in Iran
  • Maps
  • Liquids
  • Lithium batteries and equipment containing them
  • Plant products and seeds
  • Textiles
  • Tobacco products
  • Toiletries
  • Viagra

It is essential to confirm with Turkey’s customs office prior to shipping in order to prevent delays and extra fees.

Additional Resources

By following this guide and utilizing the resources provided, you can ensure a smooth and successful shipping experience when sending items to Turkey from the US

Brooding and Heat Requirements for Raising Turkeys

The fact that young poults are marginally more delicate than ducklings or chicks should be noted. It can be beneficial to first make sure the brooder is set up, warm, and contains some electrolytes in the water.

Young turkeys, especially Cornish ones, can be a bit rougher with each other than meat chicken breeds. A red heat lamp is marginally better than a clear one because it won’t wake them up as much.

For best results, use wood shavings in the brooder, keeping in mind that these birds grow quickly and require a large amount of space to flourish. Place a heat lamp near enough to heat the brooder box to 95°F for the first week. Until the birds are prepared to move into their permanent home and have all of their feathers, you can reduce the temperature by 5°F each week.

How to Raise Turkeys

If you’ve raised chicks or ducklings, then you have a pretty good start on how to raise turkeys. Poults, or day-old baby turkeys, are typically the first to be raised in a brooder in the same way as baby chicks.

Heritage Turkey Feeding Strategy and Custom Feed Mix

How much feed does a Turkey eat a day?

The heritage breed turkeys will eat 73 pounds of feed over a 28 week period. Poults start out at just over a half pound of feed eaten for the entire first two weeks and gradually increases to each bird eating over a half a pound per day!

How many times a day should one eat?

This depends on several individual factors, such as sex, weight, height, routine, time of daily physical activity and pathologies. The minimum is 3 meals a day, but 4-5 is a better option.

How much do turkey poults eat a day?

You can see that the poults start out eating nearly nothing per day and get to eating .25 pounds each per day by 9-10 weeks of age. By weeks 19-20, meaning the turkey is 5 months old, each poult will be up to eating .5 pounds of feed per day. The most feed is eaten in the last few weeks, by 28 weeks they are eating .62 pounds per turkey per day.

How many birds can a Turkey eat per acre?

Good pasture management ensures that the turkey flock will have an ample supply of forage each year. To start out right, do not overcrowd a pasture with too many birds as it will shorten the productive life of even lush pastures. As a rule of thumb for standard turkey produc-tion there should be no more than 100 birds per acre.

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