How do they know when to stop laying?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by animalsRawesome, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. animalsRawesome

    animalsRawesome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When turkey hens go broody and start laying, do they just lay "x" number of eggs and then stop, or do they lay until their nest is full? Because if the latter is true, then I could take some of her eggs and incubate them and she would still hatch her own clutch so I could get twice as many, right? Thanks :)
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Usually if you remove eggs, birds of most breeds will lay more than a regular 'clutch' number. Yes, if you remove the eggs you should be able to get far more than by allowing eggs to remain in the nest.
     
  3. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pick them up everyday and she will keep laying until summer or so. When you want her to hatch some, stop picking them up and she will lay 15 or so before she sits them.
     
  4. animalsRawesome

    animalsRawesome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW. Thanks for the super speady replies guys!!!!! Hopefully we'll have lots of eggs to throw in the bator then :) Can't wait to fire up my bator this year!!!!!
     
  5. java girl 2

    java girl 2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HEY, DID YOU HERE THAT WE ARE HAVING A HATCH-A-LONG????????? JUST CLICK ON MY BLUE WORDS AT THE BOTTOM OF MY SIGNATURE!!!!!!!!!
     

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