turkey fertility period

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by jeffkerle65, Oct 14, 2016.

  1. jeffkerle65

    jeffkerle65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have 2 turkey hens that are laying, so today I bought an eight to nine month tom. I released him in with the 2 hens & immediately one of the hens sat on the ground & wanted him. He treaded her almost straight away. How long before the eggs will be fertile. I want to discard the old eggs & want to know when to stop discarding them.
     
  2. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    It will take at least a couple of days before she will lay fertilized eggs. You can verify whether or not the eggs are fertile by cracking them and examining the yolk for a bulls-eye. That way you will know when they become fertile.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/16008/how-to-tell-a-fertile-vs-infertile-egg-pictures
     
  3. jeffkerle65

    jeffkerle65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thankyou very much R2elk for the info. Cheers.
     

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