I am a first time turkey owner. My eggs are coming tomorrow! :) Narragansett :)
What my questions is, after they hatch, how old are they before they start mating?
Do people normally separate them until they want them to mate?
How do you know if the turkey is fertile and about to lay fertile eggs?
Will they just lay regular eggs or only if they are fertile?
When can a hen start laying fertile eggs? and what age?
how often will she lay and how many?
I read that a hen will lay eggs and wait to brood until she lays all her eggs.. What If I take some for myself to put in the bater?
How can you tell if they are brooding?
I would like to know the process from after they are hatched so forth. I cant find much information about this.
Also, at some point I would like to sell poults and even grown turkey for thanksgiving. What ages can you do this?