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What are the laying months for turkey hens?

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My turkey hens haven't laid any eggs in about 2 months now. I was assuming it was bescause of the heat. I am getting worried that they are done for the year though and I won't get a chance to hatch any turkeys out! sad  When do they stop laying? Oh...I am in Florida and it has been a super hot summer, most days are about 100 degrees!

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Originally Posted by Maryallison 

My turkey hens haven't laid any eggs in about 2 months now. I was assuming it was bescause of the heat. I am getting worried that they are done for the year though and I won't get a chance to hatch any turkeys out! sad  When do they stop laying? Oh...I am in Florida and it has been a super hot summer, most days are about 100 degrees!

Wife to a loving Husband , 2 daughters  , 1 cat, 35+ rabbits , 50 chickens  , 6 turkeys, 6 ducks, & 3 peacocks, & 5 donkeys  

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post #3 of 16

Ours started in April and are still laying 1 every other day. I heard that the usual season is Feb to April. I'm sure someone more experienced than me could give a better answer.

post #4 of 16

I can't say for sure for captive birds but I can tell you wild turkeys start in late April and will lay an egg a day until she has 8-15 eggs, the average being 12.  From then on the hen will stay on her nest until they hatch in about 28 days.

post #5 of 16

I believe some turkeys lay in the spring and dome sometimes lay another clutch in the fall ...

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post #6 of 16

What kind of turkeys and how old are they?  I bet when it cools off they will lay a few more but may be done til spring.

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Black Copper Marans, BLRW, SLW, GLW, B,B,S Ameracaunas, EE chickens, Guineas(Pearl, Royal Purple & Lavender), Royal Palms,Standard Bronze, Sweetgrass, Narragansett, Golden Narragansett, Bourbon Red turkeys,  Red Golden, Yellow Golden, Ringneck Pheasants, A&M quail, Black Shoulder, Bronze, White, Pied & IB Peafowl!
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post #7 of 16

Ours laid this spring, then took a break over the hot summer and have started again.  Don't give up hope!

Blue Feather Hollow - home to a few Blue Slate turkeys, a pair of Bourbon Reds, a flock of BA's a few RIR, 3 cats, a few assorted fish, and a small organic fruit and veggie farm.
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Blue Feather Hollow - home to a few Blue Slate turkeys, a pair of Bourbon Reds, a flock of BA's a few RIR, 3 cats, a few assorted fish, and a small organic fruit and veggie farm.
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post #8 of 16

Ours usually start in April and lay until July or August then they are pretty much done for the year.

post #9 of 16

My turkey, Pearl started laying 8 days ago, and she's been laying an egg a day (except for 1 day) ever since.

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post #10 of 16

Mine have been laying since at least Feb and are still laying...it was 105 for several days last week.  Last year, they laid eggs from Feb through Oct...

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