How many hens can one tom turkey breed?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by reveriereptile, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. reveriereptile

    reveriereptile Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My father-in-law is wanting to know since we already have 4 hens but someone listed 3 hens for sale at a cheap price. He was thinking about buying them since they are different breeds than what we have. He likes a variety but didn't know if our 2.5 yr. old blue slate tom could breed that many.
     
  2. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think you will be fine !!!! Get the cheap hens [​IMG]
     
  3. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    We do a one tom to 5 hens ratio.

    Steve in NC
     
  4. reveriereptile

    reveriereptile Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the replies. The turkeys were sold by the time he called up but we may buy more later on. Been seeing a lot of turkey ads lately. Probably be better to buy some closer to spring.
     

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