Has anyone else's Turkey Hens Stopped Laying?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by adylina, May 21, 2016.

  1. adylina

    adylina Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two hens, a BR and a Standard Bronze. Both lovely ladies were laying for a little over a month, and as of the past couple weeks stopped with no apparent signs of laying anymore. Do first year hens tend to lay for a shorter period of time their first spring? I was hoping to incubate some more eggs this spring. [​IMG]
     
  2. memphis

    memphis Overrun With Chickens

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    My hens started laying early this year. About the first of the year. My slate is still laying but my bourbon quit about 3 weeks ago. They also layer through November last year. I think it's just been a weird year. Where are you in Missouri?
     
  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Most turkey hens lay in clutches, than takes breaks between them, so a pattern of laying, than going broody or just not laying for a while is normal. They don't lay like chickens.
     
  4. adylina

    adylina Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the information! I'm about an hour north of Springfield.
     

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