Has anyone ever had this happen to them?? Lol
My Royal Palm Tom is about 3 years old, and his hen (also royal palm) is about a year old and this will be her second clutch (the first clutch I hatched out to check fertility) and I really wasn't expecting her to lay more eggs... she kinda stopped for a while there, and now has surprised me with batch 2-- a total of six eggs.
The funny thing is that she hardly ever sets on the eggs...Everytime I check on the turkeys, or walk by I notice that the TOM is always setting on the eggs, while the hen is always walking around and doing her turkey thing without him. She doesn't act broody at all--the Tom on the other hand is very protective of "HIS" eggs... I have never seen anything like this, and will hopefully have pics--if I can sneak up on the Tom while he is sitting there--he always gets up when he sees/hears someone comming.
Should I just be glad that my Tom likes to be "Mr. Mom" or should I worry about him crushing the eggs and put them in the incubator???