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When should I expect my RPs to start laying

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Jim121898, Jan 15, 2017.

  1. Jim121898

    Jim121898 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,
    I have two RP hens hatched in April 2016. Does anyone know when I should expect them to start laying. I live in Michigan so it's cold. I know the wild turkeys in this neck of the woods start laying around April. I wasn't sure if I should expect the same for my tame birds. Thanks
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    Here in Wisconsin my turkeys start laying about April to May.
     
  3. Jim121898

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    Thank you for confirmation! That's what I was thinking, but was hoping they would lay sooner. [​IMG]
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    They could, mine haven't yet, if it warms up earlier than normal it's possible in March.
     

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