How many times a turkey lay eggs in a year?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by FARKESU, Mar 1, 2017.

  1. FARKESU

    FARKESU Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! As i've told you am new in turkeys so there are things I want to find out so as to be ready. I want to know when a turkey starts to lay eggs (age) and how many times does a turkey lays and hatches eggs in a year?

    Thanks, your response is highly appreciated.

    Farkesu.
     
  2. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Turkeys will generally lay the spring after they were hatched.

    Hens will lays eggs up to once a day or every other day.

    I've had most hens go broody during the season if you leave eggs in the nest for them. Early in the,season the clutch of eggs will generally be larger before they go broody. But broodiness is dependant on the hen.

    I had one hen brood 2 batches of poults in a year. Most if they raise the poults expect 1 hatch a year.
     
  3. FARKESU

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    Good @feedman77, am grateful for your response. Furthermore, I've got a tom for my turkey hens but since they mated twice in my presence the hens run away when the tom approach them again. Does that mean he is not their like or what is going on. The first time I dropped it one of the hen ran and squat in front of him and he mated it, then again afterwards for two days i've not been seeing them mating again. Will it work that way?
     

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