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BB hen and heritage tom natural reproduction?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by ninjagirl, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. ninjagirl

    ninjagirl In the Brooder

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    Is it possible for a heritage breed tom to fertilize a BB hens eggs? And do BB hens tend go go broody?
     

  2. retlaw

    retlaw Songster

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    Should work once.
    Why once?
    BB life span is very short.
    Most likely only get one season of eggs.

    I never raised BB, only heritage, but what I read is 1 1/2 years is the life span of the BB compared to 15 for heritage.

    Has anyone here tried to see how long they could keep a BB alive for?
     

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