When will my pair mate and begin laying eggs? Northern Wisconsin

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by EmAbTo48, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. EmAbTo48

    EmAbTo48 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just cuirous if anyone else is up North like me. When do you start getting eggs from your hens? Couple more months?

    Thanks!
     
  2. turkeyguy123

    turkeyguy123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am in michigan and I got my first egg in mid January, my barn has lights though they are on for 14 hours a day to help speed up laying
     
  3. Celie

    Celie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From what others say that live up North, turkeys are seasonal layers and usually don't start laying until April. Maybe others who accually l live up North will chime in here. In Louisiana, they started in December!
     
  4. EmAbTo48

    EmAbTo48 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay thanks no extra lighting here. I have a pair of red bourbon turkeys each our a year old. The Tom is for sure struting all the time but my female doesn't have any interest yet lol. Guess will just wait and see its still really cold up here and lots and lots of snow!
     
  5. turkeyguy123

    turkeyguy123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I would guess march or April then.
     
  6. Celie

    Celie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unless you fool Mother nature with artificial lighting, but in doing so, you better watch out you don't stress your hens and shorten their lifespan!
     
  7. retlaw

    retlaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am north of Michigan and my birds layed the first egg last year at spring equinox.
     
  8. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    im in Ohio and my girl laid 10 eggs in December and was trying to sit on a nest in the snow and i didnt have any extra lighting either. I took those eggs and dumped and she hasnt laid since.
     
  9. Celie

    Celie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's in the 3rd week of March, isn't it?
    Poor broody hen, she'll lay more, hopefully soon!
     
  10. nickie

    nickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sitting, waiting for my first eggs from 5 hens right now. Has anyone gotten any since the last post on this thread? These guys are mating and everything and I am still waiting *sigh*
     

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