how long do turkeys lay for?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by turkeygone wild, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. turkeygone wild

    turkeygone wild Hatching

    Oct 25, 2008
    feeding hills,ma
    i was wondering how many years my turkey will lay for?
  2. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

    Feb 10, 2008
    Eastern NC
    One of our oldest hens is a Midget White that is 5 or 6 years old, she still lays. However, turkeys lay best and are the most fertile the first laying season. You should get 95% + fertility, by about the 3rd year the fertility goes way down, 50% or less. We have a few "special" turkeys that we have kept over the years but for the most part we rebuild our laying flock every 2 years.

    Steve in NC

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