turkey eggs

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by chickenlover96, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. chickenlover96

    chickenlover96 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was woundering do turkeys lay all year or only in spring
     
  2. Alexander

    Alexander Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Spring and maybe (rarely) at summer.

    At least mine.They will not lay at winter because the weather is cold.
     
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2011
  3. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It also depends on where you live and how hot it gets. They start to lay usually the spring after they hatch. They are triggered to start by the increased amount of daylight. They will lay usually until it gets really hot. Some will also start back up in the fall for a while. That is the norm for them but I have had some that laied all summer long but it's rare.
     
  4. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    With my Midget Whites I get the most (and most hatchable) eggs in the spring, but last year I got a few all summer long until they gradually tapered off in the early fall.
     
  5. MissTurkey4

    MissTurkey4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fertility is best in the spring. Mine will lay good in the fall but fertility is not as good. The toms can still do the deed but must be shooting blanks. Very early spring can also have this problem. Mine slow in the summer and the hens get more broody. For me the heat damages the eggs so even if they are fertle they do not hatch well in the heat.
     

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