First Turkey Egg!!!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by farmerlor, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. farmerlor

    farmerlor Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've been telling the girls to keep very close eye out on the pen with the geese and the Midgets as I've observed some mating type behavior going on in there. I was hoping to see eggs pretty soon. In the meantime, I was thinking my beloved Bourbons weren't even close as my Tom Rosie is too dignified to ever think about mating while anyone's around watching. But yep, we got our first egg today and it was sitting under my pretty Bourbon girl Jefferson. It's not even as big as a chicken egg but just as hard and beautifully marked......did you ever think you'd go on and on rhapsodically about some turkey egg? What's wrong with us? I just sent the girls after the incubators based solely upon the appearance of this miniature turkey egg.
  2. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

    Feb 10, 2008
    Eastern NC
    Congrats!!! I think turkey eggs are the prettiest of all the eggs. The spots and markings on them are just beautiful.
  3. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

    Apr 13, 2008
    Bowdon, GA
    Congrats! We love our turkeys too..... Our geese are laying.....And our turkeys I expect probably in the next 2 weeks.....

  4. chocolate m'scovy

    chocolate m'scovy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 14, 2010
    If you think turkey eggs are worthy to be rhapsodic over, wait until you see those poults!

    Bourbon Reds are awesome! Are your girls as rambunctious as mine, chasing away dogs and squealing at the toms when they fight?
  5. SunshineSteedFarm

    SunshineSteedFarm Seramatching Equestrian

    Aug 18, 2009
    Congrats on your first egg [​IMG]
  6. Nava

    Nava I Got The Naked Neck Blues

    Aug 2, 2009
    Ocala Fl
    hey i hope u guy don't mind but i'm so exited too.ijust got my very first turkey egg today from the RP
  7. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

    Jul 13, 2008
    Braymer Missouri
    Congratulations! [​IMG] Mine will not be laying for months. [​IMG]
  8. Turkenlover

    Turkenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 14, 2010
    Congrats! I hope to breed Turkeys someday!!
  9. ChanceRider

    ChanceRider Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2008
    Somerset, CA
    Congratulations on your first turkey egg! Isn't it exciting? I had sworn off incubating eggs again until spring, but when my turkeys began laying I couldn't help myself. Poults are just now hatching.

    Are your BR's the same ages as your MW's? Any yep, you're right... I never thought I'd go on and on about turkeys or their eggs. Thank goodness for BYC where we can all share in the excitment!
  10. farmerlor

    farmerlor Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I don't know the ages of my Midget hens. We bought them from a man who says they had their first eggs last year. So we're assuming they're almost two years old. The Midget Tom is two weeks younger than the Bourbons.

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