New to Turkeys,

growinupinfl

Songster
9 Years
Apr 2, 2010
362
2
121
Pensacola
We have some blue slate turkeys that are just now getting old enough for testosterone to kick in.
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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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ColbyNTX

Songster
10 Years
May 2, 2009
1,745
11
161
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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