breeding turkeys need advice

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Rebecca Madison, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. Rebecca Madison

    Rebecca Madison New Egg

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    I need advice so I have had a tom and I just bought a hen they are around the same age and I want to breed them, is there a possible way to speed up the process?
     
  2. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    Breeding season is over pretty much and wont start again until spring. Your hen also most likely wont lay eggs until spring either. Turkeys are seasonal breeders/layers meaning roughly spring- fall.

    How old are your turkeys and what variety did you get?
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2013
  3. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the birds are mature they will start to breed in the spring. Breeding is mostly turned on by day length, but extreme weather can postpone things a bit. If the weather is good, you might be able to get a jump on things if you give them some extra light in the mornings or evenings.
     
  4. Rebecca Madison

    Rebecca Madison New Egg

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    They are 5 and 6 months the hen is a royal palm and the tom is a naragansant.
     

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