Turkey egg?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by boxermom, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. boxermom

    boxermom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My BR's are 24 wks old. I have 3 Toms and 3 Hens. I have set the dogloo up in the barn for a nest area next Spring. One of my chicken hens was getting chased out of the nest boxes, so I put wood chips in the dog house so she could lay in there if she needed. I have since seen that chicken in the nest box. She layed a small egg. Today, DD found a rather large (jumbo by weight) "pointy" shaped brown egg in the dog house. I don't know what bourbon red eggs look like or what size they are. I have not seen any mating activities w/ the turks although the Toms strut all the time. Is this egg a turkey egg?
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    The egg on the left is the egg in question. The white egg is from my California White that has been laying since August. That egg is almost jumbo by weight. The other brown egg is a BO that is 26 wks.
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2009
  2. chseeads

    chseeads Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2009
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    I think that's just a chicken egg...

    Turkey eggs are kinda that shape, but all the turkey eggs I've seen are whitish with brown speckles.

    Turkeys don't lay any other colors, do they?
     
  3. hunter1hall

    hunter1hall Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a double yoker chicken egg.
     
  4. AkTomboy

    AkTomboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with the other posters. I think its a chicken egg just a big one. My turkey eggs like the other poster said are white with brown specks [​IMG]
     
  5. boxermom

    boxermom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you all for your replies. Now we know what to look for. [​IMG]
     
  6. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Here is a pic of a bowl of turkey eggs if that helps some?

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    Steve in NC
     
  7. boxermom

    boxermom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Steve,
    That helps alot. I just couldn't find pics of any eggs.
     
  8. chseeads

    chseeads Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2009
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    I want the glass-door cabinet, or whatever that is, with the turkey painted on it....that's awesome. lol
     
  9. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

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    Turkey egg on the left:

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    To be absolutely sure, drop one (on occasion they `bounce' - tough eggs).
     
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2009
  10. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:No way we are giving that up! [​IMG] It was painted by a local artist on an old window frame and a friend of ours saw it and got it for us. It's hanging in our living room beside the fireplace.

    Steve
     

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