Reasons why turkey hens are not laying - other than "being out of season"


Nov 7, 2015
What are the other reasons that turkey hens might not be laying, other than being out of season. I purchased two turkey hens and no nothing about their background like age, etc. one of my hens is laying an egg a day or every other day so I dont believe nutrition is the problem. We are in the tropics so there really are not "seasons" here and the one hen is laying. I posted a video on a poultry group and a turkey breeder guessed that the hen wasnt older than two year from the legs and the smoothness of the gait (lack of arthritis like older birds often have). Any other ideas?


I Love Autumn
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7 Years
Jul 16, 2015
Turkeys don't always lay consistently, they are layers of clutches and will stop laying after a bit whether allowed to set or not, and will often take a month or two off, they also have to be in good health, so she's probably just taking a break between clutches.

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