Turkey laying season

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by poultryfan73, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. poultryfan73

    poultryfan73 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 5 turkeys currently 2 blue slate hens 2 blue slate toms and 1 bourbon red hen. When will they start breeding and laying eggs? And will the bue slate toms breed the bourbon red hen??
     
  2. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    any tom will breed any hen. Generally turkey egg season is from spring to early summer. Some people have posted that their turkeys were laying in December. My Bourbon Reds have been laying for a couple weeks, the midget whites, not yet. They are in identical coops and feed, right next to each other. The MW hatched a month earlier. [​IMG]
     
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  3. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Laying season is now. My turkeys have started laying eggs. I found 5 turkey eggs. The only thing is that my turkeys are not setting on the eggs. I will have to sneak the turkey eggs under my goose that is currently sitting on eggs.
     
  4. poultryfan73

    poultryfan73 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay so any week day or month from now i should start getting eggs? Will they sit on eggs after they get a clutch of eggs? Should i make a nesting mox in the corner? If so how big should i make it and what should it look like??
     
  5. onthespot

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    I gave mine a medium sized dog crate, and they don't like it. They are laying in the dirt. I am going to put a big plastic dog house in there today and hopefully they will use that.
     
  6. poultryfan73

    poultryfan73 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok i think thats what im gonna do. Are the good parents??
     
  7. KOTurkeyRanch

    KOTurkeyRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are the good parents??

    Some are, some arent. I can't wait for my new hen (just under a year old) to start laying!! She is new so she doesnt think the barn is safe so she needs a few weeks to settle in. I can't wait!​
     
  8. poultryfan73

    poultryfan73 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Some are, some arent. I can't wait for my new hen (just under a year old) to start laying!! She is new so she doesnt think the barn is safe so she needs a few weeks to settle in. I can't wait!

    Good luck hopefully she starts laying for you soon!
     
  9. KOTurkeyRanch

    KOTurkeyRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
     
  10. poultryfan73

    poultryfan73 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No problem since i have two differnt breeds of turkeys what will the chicks turn out like if my blue slates breed my bourbon red hen??
     

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