Yes, you can eat turkey eggs, and they are quite delicious.
Turkeys lay around only 100 eggs on average per year.
That's around 2 eggs per week.
Compared to chickens, who are super massive egg producers who can lay up to 250 eggs per year.
Turkeys are harder to raise to adulthood and are more valuable as an adult as a meat bird. For this reason, any eggs that are laid are hoped to be fertile to produce more meat birds.
Typically, turkeys take up more space and require more food than chickens, which makes them a very expensive food source. So food ratio to egg output ratio = expensive eggs.
Turkey Egg Characterists
- Very similar in taste to chicken and duck eggs; in most cases many people would not be able to tell the difference
- Not as rich as a duck egg
- Richer and creamier than a chicken egg
- 50/50 ratio of yolk to white
- Excellent for sponge cakes - light and fluffy
- Reportly make better sauces and omlets than a chicken egg
- Can be around 25 to 50% larger than a typical supermarket chicken egg
- Commonly eaten in Ireland and early Americas
- Their speckled shell makes them highly attractive
If you are considering turkeys, you will certainly be blessed with trying these amazing eggs.
Please consult your local council before purchasing live turkeys for your yard. They can be noisy and are more suited for rural districts.