So, I have a few questions. I have a pair of blue slate x bourbon red turkeys and am very much looking forward to hatching poults this spring, so I have a few questions. I did a search on BYC and found out incubating information, but I wondered when I might expect her to start laying (she was born in early June last year) and how long they lay. The guy I bought the poults from only hatches through the end of July, or at least he only hatches the chicks/ducklings/poults/goslings for selling through the end of June, after that he keeps some for his own breeders. I'd keep the first bunch for breeding and sell any that came later, but I was curious if they tend to lay 30-40 eggs, then stop, if they lay for several months, then stop, if they lay most of the year (like guineas--which I also will be collecting eggs from for the first time!) I'm trying to decide if I'm going to need a third incubator (I know, I'm so addicted, but I can't let duck, guinea or turkey eggs go without incubating, it's anathema to me, and I can always sell a few chicks on the side easily enough too). I'm hoping my hatching will pay for ALL of my bird feed this year instead of only 60% (not complaining, it's nice that they paid most of their way last year, but dang it, they're still costing me a mint to feed!) I need to find someone who can hatch some goslings for me too, my girls won't go broody and I never managed to hatch any last year, even though some of them got pretty close. But that's an issue for another forum!