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Why don't turkey's nest on their eggs?

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Many do and successfully brood and raise their own young.

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Turkeys will nest on their eggs or the species would be extinct.  I don't know what stimulates them to go "broody" because I have never been successful in hatching them other than in an incubator. 

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Turkey like to have 10-20 eggs in the nest before they start brooding.
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Yes they form a clutch first, though not all go broody each time.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Thanx for all the replies, Tina's up to 17 minus one that was broken somehow & 5 that i've given away.
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Cute turkeys!
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Thanx memphis
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