Turkey Laying Question???

countrypreacher

Songster
10 Years
Apr 30, 2009
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I just got ahold of a breeding pair of Sweetgrass turkeys....I have never held on to turkeys long enough to learn much about them...yummy....

I am wanting to get some poults off of these two. Are they still laying this time of year or have they quit? Had a guy tell me that he gets eggs from his all year long...just heavy in the spring.

What is the best feed to give a turkey laying hen? Do they need Oyster Shell?

Any other suggestions that could benefit these two love birds?

They are about a year old....
 

gaviota

In the Brooder
10 Years
Jan 28, 2009
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It might be a little late but I could be wrong, also turkeys hate changes and that might put them off laying
 

ivan3

spurredon
12 Years
Jan 27, 2007
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Make sure she has a nice area to nest in (dark corner with plenty of straw will do) and once they get adjusted you'll find out. It is a little late in the season, but anything is possible (have had them lay as early as Dec. and as late as the end of July), they are pretty seasonal.

Game Bird Maintenance and some free choice oyster shell for the hen.
 

chickenlittle32

Songster
10 Years
Apr 19, 2009
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Rayne Louisiana
My turkeys are still laying....
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LOL
 

jvls1942

Free Ranging
12 Years
Oct 16, 2008
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My Royal palms started laying weeks ago and I expect them to go until the end of October..

I feed mine chicken layer mash or meat maker.. whatever I have on hand for the chickens..
 

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