When will my Narrs start to lay?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by NYRIR, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got them last spring...was wondering how old before they start to lay? So far I got nuttin'!
     
  2. Clay Valley Farmer

    Clay Valley Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Likely in a month or two as the days get longer and it warms up. I'm waiting on some of mine too which were hatched april/may of last year.
     
  3. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, so this is typical....Thanks :) They do a lot of "strutting" around but I have not seen much else yet....
     
  4. java girl 2

    java girl 2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you give them a light like I do, they will come in to lay sooner. I am up to my ears in eggs and I am going to set eggs soon.
     
  5. coopqueen

    coopqueen Out Of The Brooder

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    Our toms are strutting around like puff daddys. The females are starting to be receptive, I guess I need to put a nesting box out for them. Is it really the middle of February?
    I've got 10 turkeys in an inclosure that is 400 feet total. Is that enough room for all of them to breed or do I need to split them up a bit???
     
  6. java girl 2

    java girl 2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The turkeys need 5 sq feet per bird. so I think you have lots of space!!!!!!! if I'm right that's 50 sq feet. I think, TOOO TIRED TO THINK RIGHT NOW LOL.
     
  7. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually, I got mine in June come to think of it....so when if that's the case?
    Argh! I need to write things down!! [​IMG]
     
  8. coopqueen

    coopqueen Out Of The Brooder

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    I got mine July 15th or so..... They are just rebel rousing about these days.
     
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    coopqueen Out Of The Brooder

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    We got 9 poults this week. They are cute. The hens are tickled. It is fascinating to see.
     

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