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How many times a year do turkey hens hatch babies?

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I know that they only breed once a year but can the hens store sperm for the rest of the year and have more than one batch of poults?

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I don't know if they will raise more than one batch of chicks in a season or not. But they will breed numerous times throughout spring and summer, and one breeding can keep eggs fertile for up to several weeks.
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I know that they only breed once a year but can the hens store sperm for the rest of the year and have more than one batch of poults?


I've been reading that they do breed quite a bit and keep the sperm from a mating in their oviduct for up to 4 weeks. I don't know if they will raise more than one bunch a season. I think that if you take the poults..they will. I'm learning too. My girl has 6 eggs so far and I'm so excited =)

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