dumb question but I need to settle a thanksgiving debate...

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by CDennis, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. CDennis

    CDennis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have three turkeys (for two months) but my hen has yet to lay an egg. During Thanksgiving dinner after everyone learned of my birds every random theory seemed to spring forth from my relatives. Some were non-turkey related and easy to quell, others were so obvious I could answer hands down and chock up to misinformation however one stuck w/ me and although I strongly doubt its accuracy I am interested in knowing before spring and I can't find anything on the site that answers the question. The statement was, "ALL TURKEY EGGS HAVE DOUBLE YOLKS" now to me, this seems highly unlikely but I wanted to confer with the experts. Thanks for the help, next year I will be better prepared to respond to random statements about turkeys! [​IMG]
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    100% of eggs that hatch all the way to the end on their own will come from an egg with a single yolk. A few double yolk chicks have been hatched out, but those are with intervention. So turkey eggs and all eggs really, are normally single yolk eggs.

    A correct statement would be "turkey eggs can hvae double yolks" just as much as chicken eggs.
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Turkey eggs have one yolk 99% of the time. Otherwise we wouldn't have millions of turkeys.
     
  4. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    I've never had a double yolked turk egg that I know about, & i have eaten alot & hatched alot.
     
  5. Slywoody

    Slywoody Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most turkey eggs have one yolk, although. the percentage of double yolks is higher in turkeys than chickens. Most double yolks won't hatch. Here they get thown out with the chipped and cracked before they even go to the hatchery. I actually live close to some breeder farms and get all the turkey eggs i want for free. I scramble them up and feed them to my girls. Sure helps out on the feed bill. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. allanimals21

    allanimals21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not to steal this thread...but what do turkey eggs taste like? I assume you can eat them like a chicken egg.
     
  7. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I thought I have read a while back that they are not favorable. Too rubbery if I remember correctly. Someone know from experience?
     
  8. CDennis

    CDennis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you everyone! That is exactly what I assumed however since I have never seen the inside of a turkey egg I wanted to be prepared with the correct answer before next thanksgiving.
     
  9. Slywoody

    Slywoody Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I highly doubt that you could tell the difference in the taste or texture between a turkey egg and a chicken egg. [​IMG] And i've been eating them for over 50 yrs.
     
  10. allanimals21

    allanimals21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:See another selling point to convince that turkeys would be good for our place. [​IMG]
     

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