Meet Daisy. Need advice on egg laying.

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by fishwithaface, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. fishwithaface

    fishwithaface Out Of The Brooder

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    Miss Daisy has in the last 2 1/2 weeks has layed 10 eggs. 4 were double yolks, big giant eggs, 4 were single yolks and they last two she layed two eggs in one day both had no shell. Is this common? Is this to hard on her? I feel helpless because i dont know to much about turkeys as i do chickens. Any advice would be great. Thank you




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  2. ruralmom

    ruralmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice hen is she wild? Rio Grande maybe? she may have a dietary issue. What are you feeding her? I give my turkeys whatever they want from the kitchen. They love cheese, pasta and most of all grapes. Cottage cheese may help with the calcium and egg shells. My hens may lay up to 17 eggs in a clutch and barely able to cover them with their bodies.
     
  3. fishwithaface

    fishwithaface Out Of The Brooder

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    I believe she's some kind of heritage. She's domesticated, makes her way into the house once a week. And thinks she can hatch eggs in the bush, but she doesn't sit on anything. Waiting for turkey chick's to buy and may try to introduce a few. But we feed her an all flock feed, it's 18% protein, I give them treats every now and again, cantlope, yogurt, leafy greens. Depends what left overs I have. She likes to chase my dog. She was supposed to be someone's dinner, and then I bought her. [​IMG]
     
  4. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    You need to give her a layer feed and free choice oyster shell. All flock is not meant for laying hens as it does not provide the proper amounts of calcium.
     

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