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OK...Dumb Question of The Day...How Often Do Turkeys Lay Eggs?

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I have 3 Royal Palm hens.  I was wondering if and when they will lay eggs and how often?  I am totally clueless here!

Currently chickenless as we had to move onto an army post.  I still have my cats though...they couldn't take them away from me and chickens WILL be in my future again!!!!

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Currently chickenless as we had to move onto an army post.  I still have my cats though...they couldn't take them away from me and chickens WILL be in my future again!!!!

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post #2 of 13

They will lay eggs, provided that they are healthy, well fed, and mature.  Of course, you do not need a tom turkey to get eggs.  Turkeys are much better layers in the spring/summer than in the fall and winter.  Yours might not lay till spring, but some lay a few eggs in the fall.

Old, fat, gray-haired EMT guy.  Raised birds for 60 years.  I don't name 'em, and don't dwell over any that die.  I treat every bird with respect, and feed and care for 'em as best I can.  Dad to 2 M.D.'s, a teacher and a computer guru.  Grandpa to 6 beautiful girls and two grandsons.  Life is good!
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Old, fat, gray-haired EMT guy.  Raised birds for 60 years.  I don't name 'em, and don't dwell over any that die.  I treat every bird with respect, and feed and care for 'em as best I can.  Dad to 2 M.D.'s, a teacher and a computer guru.  Grandpa to 6 beautiful girls and two grandsons.  Life is good!
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post #3 of 13

Most of our turkeys lay every other day, there are a few that are every day layers but not that many.

Steve in NC

 Midget White, Standard Bronze turkeys, Muscovy ducks, India Blue, White & Spaulding peafowl, Buff Orpington, Copper Black Marans Chickens, Corturnix quail and Ringneck Pheasants

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 Midget White, Standard Bronze turkeys, Muscovy ducks, India Blue, White & Spaulding peafowl, Buff Orpington, Copper Black Marans Chickens, Corturnix quail and Ringneck Pheasants

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post #4 of 13

My girl lays just about every other day too, once or twice 2 days in a row(when she lays, it is coming into spring here in Brazil, it is opposite the U.S.).
Last time she had nine eggs, she hatched 3, one died and we have two almost 5 weeks old, mom was not good mom so they are penned with a naked neck chick and it is teaching them, all doing great.


Edited by ricklo - 9/25/08 at 5:50am
Backyarding in Brazil, here as Missionary with my Brazilian wife, Have 1 American & 1 Brazilian dog, 1 cat, 2 parakeets, 1 parrots, 40 assort. Chickens, 12 mascovy ducks(7are ducklings), 3 Blk.Spanish Turkeys, 2 Angola  hens, 5 bantams.
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Backyarding in Brazil, here as Missionary with my Brazilian wife, Have 1 American & 1 Brazilian dog, 1 cat, 2 parakeets, 1 parrots, 40 assort. Chickens, 12 mascovy ducks(7are ducklings), 3 Blk.Spanish Turkeys, 2 Angola  hens, 5 bantams.
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post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 

Do you use those eggs like chicken eggs?

What do they taste like?

Currently chickenless as we had to move onto an army post.  I still have my cats though...they couldn't take them away from me and chickens WILL be in my future again!!!!

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Currently chickenless as we had to move onto an army post.  I still have my cats though...they couldn't take them away from me and chickens WILL be in my future again!!!!

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post #6 of 13

Hmmmm.......I would like to know too!

1 Husband, 4 Grown Kids, 5 Grandkids, 1 Labradoodle, 1 Poodle,  10 Outdoor Cats and 73 Assorted Chickens
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1 Husband, 4 Grown Kids, 5 Grandkids, 1 Labradoodle, 1 Poodle,  10 Outdoor Cats and 73 Assorted Chickens
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post #7 of 13

I couldn't tell you, those where the first Turkey eggs we got and wanted babies, so they went under Tilly!
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Backyarding in Brazil, here as Missionary with my Brazilian wife, Have 1 American & 1 Brazilian dog, 1 cat, 2 parakeets, 1 parrots, 40 assort. Chickens, 12 mascovy ducks(7are ducklings), 3 Blk.Spanish Turkeys, 2 Angola  hens, 5 bantams.
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Backyarding in Brazil, here as Missionary with my Brazilian wife, Have 1 American & 1 Brazilian dog, 1 cat, 2 parakeets, 1 parrots, 40 assort. Chickens, 12 mascovy ducks(7are ducklings), 3 Blk.Spanish Turkeys, 2 Angola  hens, 5 bantams.
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post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by mtnhomechick 

Hmmmm.......I would like to know too!


Me too also

House Guarded By Shotgun 3 Days A Week. Guess Which Days...
1 gorgeous hubby , 3 kids, 3 dogs, cats, goats, turkeys, rabbits, ducks, and CHICKENS!!!
"Your always wantin to do sumthin else when I'm wantin to do sumthin else!" Ernist T Bass
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House Guarded By Shotgun 3 Days A Week. Guess Which Days...
1 gorgeous hubby , 3 kids, 3 dogs, cats, goats, turkeys, rabbits, ducks, and CHICKENS!!!
"Your always wantin to do sumthin else when I'm wantin to do sumthin else!" Ernist T Bass
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post #9 of 13

The eggs are thicker/richer than chicken eggs but not as thick as a duck egg.  Our favorite eggs are Goose eggs followed by turkey or quail.

Steve in NC

 Midget White, Standard Bronze turkeys, Muscovy ducks, India Blue, White & Spaulding peafowl, Buff Orpington, Copper Black Marans Chickens, Corturnix quail and Ringneck Pheasants

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 Midget White, Standard Bronze turkeys, Muscovy ducks, India Blue, White & Spaulding peafowl, Buff Orpington, Copper Black Marans Chickens, Corturnix quail and Ringneck Pheasants

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post #10 of 13

We have eaten our turkey eggs and find them comparable to chicken eggs just larger.
Our girls lay about every other day as well. Out of 5 females we get around 3 a day so some lay 2 days in a row at times.
I must agree that duck eggs are much richer and much better for baking.

David

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Do you hatch as much as we do? You might be a Hatch-a-Holic. Visit http://hatchaholicsanonymous.com and share your story.
Plain View Farm: Home of  Bourbon Red, Royal Palm & Black Spanish Turkeys, Coturnix Quail, Button Quail White Chinese Geese, Khaki Campbell Ducks and Guinea fowl
Visit our website at http://www.plainviewpoultry.com to see what we have available
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