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KOTurkeyRanch

Songster
10 Years
Jul 8, 2009
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Western PA
Wild turkeys mate around mid march to late may depending on your climate, however domestic ones start as early as january through september(also depending on where you live). They will lay untill they have a full clutch, but if you take each egg they lay, you'll get around 80-100 each bird depending on her age.
 

ihvpower

Songster
10 Years
Aug 26, 2009
472
32
186
Uxbridge MA
oh, One more thing?? So if the girls only lay after mating time, I will need a male? Maybe mating stimulates egg production?

Nancy
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pdpatch

Songster
11 Years
Apr 5, 2008
619
5
140
Hastings, Nebraska
Turkeys do not need a male to start laying, they will drop an egg about every other day. Generally you can hold eggs for about 14 days or so before the viability starts to drop off. An of course you do need a male for them to be fertile. The hens will have there own "nest" or have a community nest. A nest is where ever they decide to lay.

If you have males they will mate about a week to two weeks before they start to lay.

Tom
 

KOTurkeyRanch

Songster
10 Years
Jul 8, 2009
721
3
139
Western PA
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Roughly 19% of hens can fertilize their own eggs with no male assistance. This is known as parthenogenesis. Some reptiles can do it too, cool eh?
 

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