How big are turkey eggs?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by harris farm, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. harris farm

    harris farm Chirping

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    Can i have mistaken turkey eggs for chicken eggs? I've looked online and some of the eggs are brown with lots of spots on them and i find this in the chicken nest boxes but the boxes are very small. So not very sure. How big are they compared to chicken eggs?
     
  2. bock

    bock Songster

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    I have been curious about this too, even though I haven't even gotten my turkeys yet. [​IMG]
     
  3. HatchingFever

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    the shape is different and the eggs are about 1/3 more than chicken eggs the tip is more pointy i still have not got any turkey eggs this year all year last year but not this year [​IMG]
     
  4. Here is a picture I took last year of different eggs.

    From right to left on the bottom

    Quail, pheasant,chicken,turkey,peafowl

    On top a regular guinea compared to a jumbo/french guinea

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  5. Thomasturkey

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    If it was not for the snow, I would bet it was spring. I have been getting lots of eggs from my turkeys, geese and ducks. The first year turkeys have been laying small eggs like a pullet egg. They are smaller than my large chicken eggs but have that classic pointed tip. Maybe even smaller than a medium chicken egg. This is one reason I never keep any turkeys for breeding from first year turkeys or chickens. My oldest turkeys, lay the biggest eggs and have the biggest poults. The eggs vary is color too. Some are white with hardly any dots. Some are tan and some pinkish with different amount of dots on them.
     
  6. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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  7. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Larger than a chicken egg, & alot more pointy.
     
  8. jasonm11

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    Quote:awe too cute.
     
  9. Thomasturkey

    Thomasturkey Chirping

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    Cute! Can't wait for babies. My first for the year are due to hatch next week. I did not want them any earlier.

    I thought I would post a picture to compare the size of different turkeys eggs. Lets see if I can figure this out. The first picture should show a chicken egg, next to four turkey eggs and a goose egg. The next picture is some eggs I collected today.


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    Last edited: Feb 21, 2011
  10. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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