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#80641 - 10/02/08 03:12 AM Turkey breeding season
Stretch Man Offline
Chicken

Registered: 09/19/02
Posts: 89
Loc: Australia
Gday!

It's been a while, but I'm baaaaaack!

We are continuing to try with turkeys, but as yet they haven't even begun to play chasey around the pen. Could someone please let me know when they come into season

It is mid spring here now, temperatures are starting to get above 5C at night and 18C during the day. It is also starting to dry up here a bit too now. Within a month the daytime temps will be about 25-30C.

Any tips to get them going? We will be incubating the eggs in a hovabator .

If they fail to breed this year that'll be that and they will become Chrissy dinner.

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#80642 - 10/02/08 04:55 AM Re: Turkey breeding season
Tess Offline
Chick

Registered: 08/04/08
Posts: 10
Loc: Australia
We are up in the Hills in WA and our turkeys have been laying eggs and sitting on them for a month now. We took 3 away and put them in the incubator and they hatched last week. We lost one as it wouldnt eat but the other two are growing every day. We also have 4 out of our 5 girls sitting on a dozen or so eggs, its really hard to keep them sitting though. What sort of turkeys do you have? We have buff and bronze, 5 boys and 5 girls.

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#80643 - 10/02/08 07:11 PM Re: Turkey breeding season
Stretch Man Offline
Chicken

Registered: 09/19/02
Posts: 89
Loc: Australia
Gday Tess

We have 2 large white meat birds. The gobbler is always performing his dance but the hen is not in the least interested.

Coincidently, our Muscovies & Pekin ducks have been slow to come on the lay this year too.

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#80644 - 01/12/09 02:17 PM Re: Turkey breeding season
Hownic65 Offline
New Egg

Registered: 01/09/09
Posts: 7
Loc: Texas
The birds you have Thestretchman are double breasted birds and are unable to breed naturally they are too heavy to mount the female. These birds are usually artificially inseminated and are bred for size and fast growth and everything else has been sacrificed, intelligence, and real health are not part of the equation. Try a Rio Grande or a single breasted bronze next time they are a lot of fun and make great pets too.

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