I raised up a pair of bourbon red turkeys this year. It is the first time in I've ever raised turkeys. When my hen got to be about 7 months old she started laying (around November). I've raised ornamentals, quail and chukars for many years, but like I said never turkeys. I'm a little concerned because she seems so small compared with her mate. She weighs around 10 to 12 pounds he weighs over 30. She has been laying about 5 eggs per week since the first of November. All through the winter, even with snow on the ground and near 0 temps. I'm afraid this is putting a lot of strain on her and I don't want her to get sick or egg-bound. Does anyone know a method to discourage a hen turkey from egg laying. The amount of light she gets doesn't seem to affect her egg production. Everyone else around her has told me their turkey hens don't lay in the winter. Any Ideas?