Americans dine on white and dark turkey meat at Thanksgiving, with some using the giblets for stuffing. Still, even on turkey day, most people start their morning with chicken eggs. Why are turkey eggs so unpopular?
Because they’re expensive. Chicken hens are egg-laying dynamos, dropping one almost every day, while a turkey produces only about two per week. Chickens begin laying eggs at about five months of age, but turkeys don’t have their first cycle until more than two months later.