Hi everyone! I have a heritage bronze hen that I wanted incubate eggs from. She is a year old and was laying eggs everyday for the last 3-4 weeks. I was ready to set eggs in the bator lady weekend, but she suddenly stopped laying last Friday. I was waiting to be sure of fertility (bull's eye).
She hads been setting in a clutch of chicken eggs (which I take away daily) but she won't come out of the coop. In the meantime, my Tom and rooster are fighting and I'm afraid I'm going to loose my rooster. I can separate the Tom or the rooster from the flock but I need them to do their jobs. Can't isolate both turkeys together.
Will my hen start laying again soon? Is there anything I can do to help? How long can the hen be away from the Tom and still have fertile eggs?