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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

    Sep 2, 2012
    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

    Feb 2, 2013
    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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