Turkey laying age

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Frosty, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just looking at the Purina site to find the protein percentage for their Flock Raiser feed. They had something in the feeding instructions... they said to feed the Flock Raiser to turkeys from 10 weeks to laying age, 18 - 20 weeks. Has anyone here ever had an 18 - 20 week old turkey lay eggs? In my experience, it has always been after their first winter.
     
  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    I have 5 turk hens, & all waited till they were just over a year old to start laying. They were 6-7 months old when winter came, so that put a halt on egg production.
     
  3. Lotsapaints

    Lotsapaints Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2010
    Paso Robles, CA
    I live in sunny California and have mild falls that can get downright hot my turkeys will be 20 weeks right after Labor Day and we will not have a frost until after Halloween...I will let you know if mine decide to lay. I was hoping for February eggs but it would be nice of them to start earlier
     
  4. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    When we hatch them early in the spring we will have them laying in the fall, alot of times they will lay right thru the winter.

    Steve
     

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