Are Your Hens Setting On Eggs Yet? 2012 POULT FORECAST

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by kuntrygirl, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Just checking to see if anyone has turkey hens setting on eggs yet? If so, how is everything going? If not, what do you think 2012 looks like as far as your girls laying and setting on eggs. What are you hoping for?
     
  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I had 1 turkey poult that hatched on Monday. It's so cute.

    Anyone else have any poults hatch this year?
     
  3. mommyofthreewithchicks

    mommyofthreewithchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am crossing my for turkey poults! I put the first eggs in and they are clear [​IMG] But I just put another 12 in the incubator so [​IMG] We will see in a couple of days if they take off. This is my turkeys first year and I guess I did a big no-no putting them in the big barn with the rest of the birds as I had a light in the barn as well.

    my learning curve is big this year...
     
  4. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    my boys have been doing a lot of strutting.. but no eggs from the ladies yet
     
  5. mamawolf544

    mamawolf544 Unbreakable Heart

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    Same here, lot of strutting and mating but no eggs. [​IMG]
     
  6. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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    We've got strutting too, but I suspect the cold and storm that's coming in tomorrow will knock that friskiness out of them until it warms up again.
     
  7. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's 5 degrees out, looks like winter might finally be here. I don't need them to start sitting on eggs yet! I have poult envy though... where is the pic? [​IMG]
     
  8. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Ok Frosty, I will take a pic in the morning and post a pic.
     
  9. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! [​IMG] It will be a while before I have fuzzy butts...
     
  10. flocksalot

    flocksalot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my BBW's is flirting with the idea of being broody. She will sit in the nest box all day and not let Gracie in to lay her egg. Then when I take Eva's egg away she lets Gracie in and pretty much sits with her head up Gracie's butt waiting for her to lay. Eva then steals Gracie's egg as soon as she lays it. It's funny cause Gracie will look under herself and she cant figure out what happened to her egg. Neither of the girls are bred so I need to get some fertilized eggs for them. I'm thinking about some Midget Whites or some Bourbon Red.

    Whoever said BBW's aren't good layers never met my girls. They have been laying daily since last Sept. They lay more regular than the geese and ducks that are in the other half of the coop. Can't wait to see what kind of mothers they will be.
     

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