My first turkey egg - almost missed it in the snow

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Fombellchicks, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. Fombellchicks

    Fombellchicks In the Brooder

    Mar 7, 2008
    Western PA

    Today was quite a surprise. I have ten hens and a turkey. The hens have been laying brown eggs since December (I started to add light in November). Since it got warm today here in PA (35 degrees) I decided to "kick them all out" into the snowy run. Most of the chickens went back into the coop after a while, but the turkey and 2 hens stayed outside. When I checked on them again, I saw something white in the snow. Somehow I had never thought that the turkey would lay an egg in the winter, but here it is - next to a jumbo egg from one of my hens. The turkey egg weighs 100g or 3.5 oz, is 3 inches tall and a bit over 2 inches wide. The jumbo is about 2.5oz.
  2. jforsness

    jforsness Songster

    Dec 28, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    That's very awesome, I hear turkey eggs are T A S T Y [​IMG]
  3. Appytaz

    Appytaz Songster

    Jul 18, 2008
    Central Florida
    Very Cool - Weird question - do turkey eggs taste like chicken eggs?
  4. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    Quote:I've wondered this myself. Do they? I kinda like turkeys, well girl turkeys anyway.
  5. Fombellchicks

    Fombellchicks In the Brooder

    Mar 7, 2008
    Western PA
    I really don't know yet. I read that the consistency of the egg white is different - more rubbery and the yolk is bigger. Most people seem to use them for baking and cooking. I will blow it out and keep it to put in on our Easter tree.
  6. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Songster

    Jul 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    Congrats! [​IMG]

    I'm hoping my turkeys will start to lay soon. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

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