adding poults back with mom

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by harris farm, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. harris farm

    harris farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2010
    I hatched some turkey eggs in bator. can i put the poults back with the hens that laid the eggs and will they take care of them? one is a poult that is named annie or andy. it was laided on my anniversary. i dont want to loose any poults. is it best to just keep them separate from the hens and tom till they are about the same size? the poults are only 1 week old. i really don't want to have to build another area for the poults.
  2. MissTurkey4

    MissTurkey4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2011
    Since they did not hatch them they will not take care of them. I like to wait until they are about 12 weeks old before they first see each other through a fence or cage. After the intoduction week, then I let them loose together.
  3. Shifty Joe

    Shifty Joe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2010
    Bentonville Arkansas
    Best way to get a hen to "adopt" incubated batch is to let her sit on a few eggs. Within 12 hours of her eggs hatching, (*night time being the best*) you can slip the incubated chicks in. Not 100% adoption rate, but let's say 90%?

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