breeding to egg period?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Jmiller429, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. Jmiller429

    Jmiller429 Songster

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    My narragannsett tom has been giving it to my bronze/eastern cross for the last few days, how soon should i expect to start finding eggs? they free range from 8 am to 4, then i put the flock in the barn.
     
  2. chickenlover96

    chickenlover96 Chirping

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    turkeys only lay there eggs in the spring hope this helps
     
  3. SED

    SED Songster

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    My Bourbon Reds have been laying for over a month. If they are free ranging, it is possible that they are already laying. You may have a hard time finding the nest.
     
  4. chickenlover96

    chickenlover96 Chirping

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    my turkeys dont ever start for a few more weeks
     
  5. Thomasturkey

    Thomasturkey Chirping

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    You will never know unless you lock them up. Turkeys are very sneaky when it comes to finding there nest. I did not think mine where laying yet. I watched them all day long. I never found a nest. I locked them up and clipped there wings because I knew it was getting close to egg laying time. The next day I had 3 dozen eggs.
     
  6. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Songster

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    My pinned birds started laying this week but the free rangers have been laying a few weeks. I find them here and there laying around.
     
  7. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:Not necessarily true. My turkeys lay year round.
     
  8. Jmiller429

    Jmiller429 Songster

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    kuntrygirl how do you manage that?
     
  9. Quote:In southern areas they do lay much more. There was a member here on BYC from Thailand close to the equator and they said theirs laid year round. One of the big factors in laying is the lenght of day and the further south you go the less change there is in the daylight hours.

    Steve
     
  10. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:I have nothing to do with the laying. It's all up to them. Steve is the expert, so I go with what he says.

    Steve_of_sandspoultry
    Today 5:51 amJmiller429 wrote:
    kuntrygirl how do you manage that?
    In southern areas they do lay much more. There was a member here on BYC from Thailand close to the equator and they said theirs laid year round. One of the big factors in laying is the lenght of day and the further south you go the less change there is in the daylight hours.

    Steve​
     

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