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Fertile turkey eggs?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by peturk, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. peturk

    peturk New Egg

    Jul 1, 2011
    My 3 one year old hen turkeys started laying eggs with no tom (never been with a tom).

    As soon as they started I purchased a tom and after about a week they started to mate.

    My question is are the eggs being laid fertile soon after mating or do I need to wait after the first clutch are laid before they become fertile?

  2. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

    Jan 27, 2007

    24-48 hrs. and eggs should be good to go. If you know which eggs are pre-tom you could remove them from nest (leave at least one).
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2012
  3. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

    Aug 13, 2007
    North/Central Florida
    Could take as long as a week, but maybe as little as forty eight hours. I'd start opening them up until you find one with the "bullseye" then saving all the following eggs to hatch.

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