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What are the laying months for turkey hens?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Maryallison, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. Maryallison

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    My turkey hens haven't laid any eggs in about 2 months now. I was assuming it was bescause of the heat. I am getting worried that they are done for the year though and I won't get a chance to hatch any turkeys out! [​IMG] When do they stop laying? Oh...I am in Florida and it has been a super hot summer, most days are about 100 degrees!
     

  2. Maryallison

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  3. Marshmallow Man

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    Ours started in April and are still laying 1 every other day. I heard that the usual season is Feb to April. I'm sure someone more experienced than me could give a better answer.
     
  4. birdicus7

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    I can't say for sure for captive birds but I can tell you wild turkeys start in late April and will lay an egg a day until she has 8-15 eggs, the average being 12. From then on the hen will stay on her nest until they hatch in about 28 days.
     
  5. poultrykeeper08

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    I believe some turkeys lay in the spring and dome sometimes lay another clutch in the fall ...
     
  6. ColbyNTX

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    What kind of turkeys and how old are they? I bet when it cools off they will lay a few more but may be done til spring.
     
  7. Shaun

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    Ours laid this spring, then took a break over the hot summer and have started again. Don't give up hope!
     

  8. Randy

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    Ours usually start in April and lay until July or August then they are pretty much done for the year.
     
  9. pookiegoldman

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    My turkey, Pearl started laying 8 days ago, and she's been laying an egg a day (except for 1 day) ever since.
     
  10. Corona~Barb

    Corona~Barb Wing Shadow Farm Premium Member

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    Mine have been laying since at least Feb and are still laying...it was 105 for several days last week. Last year, they laid eggs from Feb through Oct...

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