I may be new to Backyard Chickens but trust me , me and my family aren't new to chickens and birds!, (poultry)
okay so we have just got another baby turkey form somewhere else and by the looks shes a female
that's not the problem for some time now we have been waiting for our hens to go broody their ISA browns and are not known to go broody often... we do have a speckled black and white hen who apparently should go 'broody' but shes not showing major signs of it yet... and she is an older hen, when I try to approach her on her nest when shes laying for instance she runs away cause she frightened she doesn't squawk or protect her nest.
But the ISA browns sit on their nest when they are laying and when I approach them the stay and squawk and almost tend to bite! (peck)
I have noticed ALL the hens are sitting on their nest (once they have finished laying ) longer than usual and I am hoping they are going broody.
we have a few roosters and they are doing their jobs perfectly
My family and i want to hatch more baby chickens and hopefully if the new turkey is a female and the chickens haven't gone broody yet then maybe she'll act as our mother/incubator .
but that's in a long time
and we aren't willing to use an incubator..
so what do you think our a hens going broody? they refuse to take care of little baby turkey though and the rooster looks like he wants to attack her .
I would appreciate any info or any experience of broody hens or something in your answers , answers to my questions would be extremely helpful , anything that applies to my text above would be cool to