irregular eastern wild turkey laying

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Baileybeal, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. Baileybeal

    Baileybeal Hatching

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    we raised 2 eastern wild turkeys and breeding season rolled around. our hen laid a clutch of about ten eggs before it was destroyed by something, she tried again somewhere else and had that nest destroyed, she nested closer to the house on a clutch of 12 eggs of which 3 survived these young poults are about 2 months old now and our hen laid another 2 eggs the past couple of days, any reason she would randomly lay eggs months after breeding season?
     
  2. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon

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    Hens during their first season and those ~7yr's and older are more prone to this (though it could be something going on specific to this hen).

    Some in depth info on primary, external, contributing factor in `seasonality': http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/agcomm/magazine/spring05/night.htm (how much light, around the house at night?).
     
  3. Baileybeal

    Baileybeal Hatching

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    we have no lighting in or near our coop, so i can't see that causing it, it must be because it's her first year.. thanks for the info!
     

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