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Turkeys about breeding time

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by CrealCritter, Feb 4, 2018.

  1. Feb 13, 2018
    sumi

    sumi Super Self-Sufficient Administrator

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    I swear that one on the left is saying "You want an egg?!? Look at that, there is SNOW on the ground still! Wait until it warms up, then we can talk about eggs!"
     
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  2. Feb 15, 2018 at 2:52 AM
    baymule

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    You are a mighty fine man. It is very kind of you to send hatching eggs to @Chic Rustler and help him out like that.

    Your turkeys are beautiful birds!
     
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  3. Feb 15, 2018 at 4:51 AM
    CrealCritter

    CrealCritter Almost Self-Reliant

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    Still no eggs yet though :( I've been in the same exact place as ChicRustler - it's crazy what they are asking for day old turkeys and there is usally a qty of 15 min... Who needs 15 turkeys? I couldn't justify the price to get started.
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  4. Feb 15, 2018 at 6:33 AM
    Mini Horses

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    Those turkeys are gorgeous! Really!
     
  5. Feb 15, 2018 at 10:45 AM
    NH Homesteader

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    Turkeys are expensive to raise, don't lay that many eggs (compared to chickens), have a comparably low hatch rate, and aren't that tough as poults. I don't think the prices are that astronomical for what they are. They have minimum orders so they stay warm during shipping. It is expensive, but it's an investment. No one would breed turkeys to sell if they were losing money.
     
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  6. Feb 20, 2018 at 11:08 PM
    CrealCritter

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    STILL no eggs yet - I know they don't lay on my time and all but geeze... I feel a little like I did when I was waiting for my wife to deliver my kids.:barnie
     
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  7. Feb 20, 2018 at 11:16 PM
    NH Homesteader

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    Mine aren't laying either. They are feisty though, the hens were yelling about something all day.
     
  8. Feb 20, 2018 at 11:21 PM
    CrealCritter

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    Yep... Which breed do you have again? Sorry my memory bank needs more RAM (random access memory). Do you have pictures of them?
     
  9. Feb 20, 2018 at 11:26 PM
    NH Homesteader

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    Chocolates. No, I'm having picture issues. Getting a new phone soon though so I'll have turkey pics to upload... And goat pics... And chicken pics... Lol
     
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  10. Feb 20, 2018 at 11:32 PM
    CrealCritter

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    Chocolates too cool... Once the hens start firing... let's talk about hatching egg swap.
     

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