Commericially bred turkeys - how many eggs per year?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by jbobs, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. jbobs

    jbobs Songster

    Hey everyone, I'm doing a little presentation on commercial turkey production and AI and there's actually not a lot of info out there, i was wondering if some of you would have an idea...

    in a commercial, mass-production setting, how many eggs does a hen turkey produce in a year/season? (ie the nicholas whites or broad breasted whites)

    How old are the hens before they begin breeding and how long are they generally kept before they are slaughtered and replaced?

    Just for the record, I'm not condoning the way turkeys are raised commericially, I'm just doing a presentation for my animal science/reproduction class on how turkeys are produced :)


  2. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

    Jan 27, 2007
    Though these folks have their point of view in re: artificial insemination, most of the info is accurate (eggs per hen, etc.). The list of references (bibliography) might be useful as well.
  3. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Crowing

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
    Any of the agricultural universities that have poultry programs will have that information available. All the ag universities put out newsletters on line with information about whatever livestock or plant they specialize in.

    Commercial poultry information is what they will be providing, but you will have to do some googling.

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