Another new member from Louisiana

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by seasue, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. seasue

    seasue New Egg

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    Hello everyone!!

    I am so eager to explore this site. I have had my 9 chickens for almost two years now, but consider myself a newbie. I am always fussing over them and worrying!! The locals consider a crazy city girl , trying o be a country girl making pets of her birds! I can't exactly contradict them.

    I also got two baby turkeys in May, and one is now laying eggs of her own. Though I recently found out that her companion is also a female. I am very woried as Margie has taken to sitting on her eggs. She made a nest outside of the coop, in the garden shed. She hardly eats and is getting so thin. Sometimes the only thing I can get he to eat is a little scrambled egg or some chopped peanuts or spinach. Should I remove he from her eggs as they have not been fertilized?.
    Well yesterday, she went ouside for the first time in days. I was so happy, until I saw my other turkey, Pete (or should I say Miss Petey) attack her and chase her around. I managed to coax Margie out of the woods and put her back on her nest for her safetybut worry about future conflicts.

    Will I need to find one a new home in order to protect the other?
     
  2. thasista

    thasista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi from Kentucky!! I have 3 turkeys sitting on a nest. They actually have some turkey eggs in their but there were also a bunch of chicken eggs. I removed the chicken eggs! If nothing hatches, I plan on taking a couple of chicks and a turkey poult and putting them under these girls to raise. I hope it works!!

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  3. seasue

    seasue New Egg

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    That's an interesting idea!! Have you tried it before? My husband actually mentioned something along those lines, except, i have always wanted guineuas, so he said I should get some guineau chicks. Do your turkeys get along? Mine used to be inseperable until Margie went off to sit on her eggs. Do sitting turkeys lose weight? Since I do not have a Tom, should I remove her eggs and try to get her over her broodiness? Do you also have chickens or other birds?
     
  4. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio...so glad you joined BYC.
    I dont know much about turkeys but I currently have 5 silkie hens sitting on "golf balls" learning to be broody. I take them off the nest everyday and put them out with the other chickens so they can get a drink and a bite to eat. That seems to work for me. They dont stay off the nest for very long but while they are out they run around, eat, drink and occasionally dust bathe before darting back to their golf balls :) And they dont seem to have lost any weight.
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Best to take the eggs away if they are not fertile, she will continue to loose condition and be at risk of becoming ill from malnourishment. Check on the Turkey thread for the best ways to break a broody turkey.
     
  7. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  8. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. :thumbsup
     
  9. redneck farmer

    redneck farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC howdy from Florida
     
  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     

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