Turkey Laying egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by oharamr, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. oharamr

    oharamr Out Of The Brooder

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    My bourbon red turkey hen laid her first egg. She will be a year old in May. I read online where she may lay 20 eggs before she goes broody and only let her set on about 10 of the newest eggs and it takes 2 days for turkeys to lay eggs. Is all this true? Also if she does go broody is it ok for me to keep the Tom in the pen during all this? If eggs hatch would Tom try to kill them? I know I have to keep him in there till she gets a clutch so he can keep fertilizing.

    First year at this and have alot of questions, thanks for any help.

    Ryan O'Hara
     

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