6+ weeks, now what?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by AVizcaya, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. AVizcaya

    AVizcaya Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two hens that decided to lay their eggs and brood deep in a thicket. It's been over 6 weeks since they began brooding, obviously they didn't succeed, now what? Should I make the effort to cut down the thicket and remove the eggs? Will they eventually stop brooding on their own? This is a first for me, my girls have always hatched at least one poult that will get them off the nest.
     
  2. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    I would remove the eggs before the hens get eaten sitting on a bad bunch of eggs!
     
  3. AVizcaya

    AVizcaya Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are actually in a fairly secure fenced area in the center of a very dense thicket. I am trying to avoid having to cut my way into it if they will come off the nest, BUT if they won't, I'm willing, if need be. I'm mostly worried for their health and don't know the length of a turkeys brooding devotion.
     
  4. Alexander

    Alexander Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that 6+ weeks is a long time.They should have hatched a while ago.They are probably bad. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2011
  5. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    The hens health will be fine. They won't kill themselves being broody. Maybe you could take a pole or a pelet gun and break all the eggs netx time she gets up without cutting all your thicket up.
     

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