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TB True Bantam
TNN Transylvanian Naked Neck
Temperature The level of heat in the incubator; can vary from 99 degrees to 103 degrees F. 100.5 degrees F is optimum for a still-air incubator.
Trio Three birds of the same breed, one male and two females.
True Bantams A true bantam has no large fowl equivalent.
Includes: Pekin, Japanese, Rosecomb, Dutch, Belgium.
Turkeys The domesticated turkey is a large poultry bird raised for food.
The modern domesticated turkey descends from the wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), one of the two species of turkey (genus Meleagris); however, in the past the ocellated turkey (Meleagris ocellata) was also domesticated
Turn The act of changing the position of eggs being incubated to prevent the embryos from sticking to the shell membranes.
Twisted beak A deformity that can give a bird serious eating difficulties. The upper and lower parts of the beak do not align correctly. This tends to be an inherited problem.
Twisted toes A condition where one or more toes grows at a strange angle. This can be inherited or it can develop with birds reared on wire mesh.

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