No eggs!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Cherrywood, Oct 20, 2018.

  1. Cherrywood

    Cherrywood In the Brooder

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    My hen hasn’t layed an egg in over a week. She was producing them close to every other day and now nothing. Is there a reason why? Is this common? What can I do to help??
     
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Making Coffee

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    Where are you located? How old? Mine are done for the season and won't lay again until next spring.
     
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  3. The Phantom

    The Phantom I love birds!!!

    Same here
     
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  4. R2elk

    R2elk Free Ranger

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    As the others have pointed out, turkeys are seasonal layers and normally lay from spring to fall. My turkeys have also stopped laying for this year.
     
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  5. Cherrywood

    Cherrywood In the Brooder

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    I am located in salt lake Utah and she is only 6 months!
     
  6. Cherrywood

    Cherrywood In the Brooder

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    Okay that sounds good I couldn’t figure out why!! I didn’t know they were seasonal
     
  7. Col1948

    Col1948 Songster

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    I don't keep Turkeys but it crossed my mind I never see their eggs for sale anywhere, not in farm shops where I would expect them.
    So going off the above posts they do lay like chickens, I often wondered what the eggs tasted like.
     
  8. R2elk

    R2elk Free Ranger

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    Turkeys are seasonal layers so their eggs would only be available in season. A day old poult is worth much more than a turkey hatching egg which is worth more than an egg for eating or cooking. The incentive is to hatch the eggs or at least sell them as hatching eggs.

    Bakers who know their eggs, prize turkey eggs for use in baking. They make superb custards. Since they are a larger egg it is best to make them scrambled. The bigger an egg is, the more likely the white is going to be overcooked and tough before the yolk is sufficiently cooked unless mixed well so that all can cook at the same rate.

    They taste like farm raised eggs.
     
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  9. Col1948

    Col1948 Songster

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    Thanks I can imagine they would be bigger, I've had some large Duck eggs, I've even had Ostrich and Rhea eggs, I had to scrabble those.
     
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