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do turkeys only lay eggs when they want to hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by freshegg, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. freshegg

    freshegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    will they hatch in the winter or would they need to go in a incubator? will she keep laying everyday if I take the eggs. if she hatches now will she hatch again in the spring or summer? can they lay more than 1 egg a day cause ive been usually getting 2 0r 3 well the time I got 3 I hadnt looked the day before. I thought my pullets started laying but just learned they appear to be turkey eggs and she didnt want to let me take the one yesterday. I didnt think she was old enough she was just born this spring same as he tom [​IMG] .
     
  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    I don't know about all turkeys, but the pet turkey I used to have laid all year long. She slowed down a bit in the winter, but she still laid. I don't know if a turkey would go broody in the winter though, nor do I know if fertility is good in the winter.
     
  3. freshegg

    freshegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh good my rir hens are not laying so I can eat turkey eggs instead of store eggs.
     

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