How old does a turkey hen need to be to collect incubating eggs?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Arielle, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    I've read some conflicting ages on how old a hen needs to be to use as a breeder hen. Is it 6 months, 9 months, or over a year old?

    Does it depend on the time of year born or the breed? Looking for narrigansetts and Bourbon Reds, if that helps.


    Thank you.
     
  2. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    While there are exceptions, normally the hens start laying the spring after they hatch. Even the late hatches start in the spring so any of the ages you mentioned could be right.
     
  3. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    Very interesting! THanks Frosty!
    While there are exceptions, normally the hens start laying the spring after they hatch. Even the late hatches start in the spring so any of the ages you mentioned could be right.​
     
  4. Delaney Birds

    Delaney Birds Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow I wondered that too. thank you for the information:D
     

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