New to Turkeys,

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by growinupinfl, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. growinupinfl

    growinupinfl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Apr 2, 2010
    Pensacola
    We have some blue slate turkeys that are just now getting old enough for testosterone to kick in. [​IMG] Could you tell me how old Turkeys are when they start laying and do they need a big ol nest box similar to chickens just a lot bigger?

    Here is pictures of them we ended up with two toms and one hen

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  2. I never have had turkeys lay for us but our chickens have and they just used the coop since there was hay all in it, in a corner they laid so I would think all they would need is a pile of hay or grass
     
  3. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    Turkeys usually lay in the spring-summer. Some oddballs lay in the winter but 9 out of 10 times it's because they have some sort of artificial light extending their daylight. Turkeys like to hide to lay their eggs. I use a medium doghouse with hay in my breeding pens. Most use them but some hens will drop an egg where ever they are standing. If you build nest boxes, 18X18 is a good size but don't expect them to use it unless it is somewhere they feel hidden. The doghouse or carrier work really good.
     

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