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suggestion needed for turkey

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my hen sits eggs during day time but comes out in evening and dont sit on the eggs again. i also have an incubator but i want my hen to become broody so far se has laid 20 eggs and currently nine of them are in her nest . so is there something i can do ?
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When you say she comes out in the evening, where does she go? Does she leave the nest? The coop itself? Some hens seem to have a strong roosting instinct and will brood during the day but become confused come nightfall. I've seen it more often in my chickens than turkeys, who are usually very fiercely broody, but it can happen. I would recommend trying to block off any roosts and keep her contained in the area where the nest is. You might also be best to switch the eggs in her nest with ceramic fakes for the time being, until she is fully broody. If the other eggs have been incubated during the day but left during the night, they are now dead and need to be thrown out.

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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