New to Turkeys,

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

  1. growinupinfl

    growinupinfl Songster

    Apr 2, 2010
    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


  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 Songster

    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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