Any idea when my BR pullets will begin to lay?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by redbarnmeadows, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. redbarnmeadows

    redbarnmeadows Out Of The Brooder

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    Apr 27, 2009
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    I've got 5 bourbon red pullets and 1 young tom, hatched late September/early October 2010. The tom has been strutting for well over a month now and they all have the outward appearance of proper adults. Given that they were from an autumn hatch, any guesses on when I might expect some eggs?
     
  2. redbarnmeadows

    redbarnmeadows Out Of The Brooder

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    Anybody got any guesses? [​IMG]
     
  3. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    Quote:My late hatches have been laying for about 6 weeks now. I already have poults out of them. If they freerange then they might be laying and you haven't found the nest yet.
     
  4. redbarnmeadows

    redbarnmeadows Out Of The Brooder

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    Nope, not free-ranged. They have a fenced yard that is free of any hiding places and a big coop with a dark-corner nest box and everything.....all the little homey touches they could ask for. Hmm, maybe it's the difference in region then - Upstate NY versus Texas. If you've been getting eggs for 6 weeks then maybe mine shouldn't be much farther behind. *sigh* I'll just keep watching, waiting, and begging I guess. At least you've given me hope that maybe it won't be much longer. Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  5. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    We staretd about a mont later than usuall down here due to the cold weather. Its been pretty winter like up there. They will lay! Feeding a good 20% laying feed will do you wonders on turkeys and guineas.
     
  6. redbarnmeadows

    redbarnmeadows Out Of The Brooder

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    Yep, all my turkeys and chickens are on 18% breeder pellets. I think you're right - it's probably the weather. It's been a rainy and all-around crappy spring so far. I'm sure it won't be much longer then. Patience is just not a virtue I was blessed with, lol.
     

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