Blue slate turkey eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jamie b, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. Jamie b

    Jamie b In the Brooder

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    Hi just a quick question I have 4 blue slate turkeys I have 1 stagg n 3 female they just started to lay I just wonderd if any 1 knows weather I remove the eggs or leave them in their while they lay the only reason I asked this is because they layd 3 eggs and 1 was out side the hut and 2 on the nest but 1 was smashed just wonderd if the turkeys will just keep smashing them or will they eventually sit if they go broody or should I remove the eggs and use a incubator thanks jamie
     
  2. R2elk

    R2elk Free Ranger

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    New layers may drop their eggs anywhere.

    I collect the turkey eggs until I have incubated all that I want to incubate. After that I allow the hens to keep their eggs and hatch them on their own. If you collect the eggs, be sure to leave at least one fake egg in the nest. Turkeys are known to abandon nests that get frequently disturbed.

    If possible, build a cage around the nest with an opening that is big enough for the hens to get through but small enough that the tom cannot get in.

    One of the causes of broken eggs is when a tom takes the hen sitting on the nest as an invitation to breed. When the hen resists, the tom will slip off of her back and eggs can get broken. Hens can also get injured when this happens so it is best if the tom cannot get to the nest.
     
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  3. Jamie b

    Jamie b In the Brooder

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    I will make it so this carnt happen it makes sense that now u said thank you. for that their was 1 egg just on the floor aswell out side he hut as this 1 wasn't broke any idears about this do they random lay anywere im learning as I go I have a man who helps me out the bak and hes in hospital at mo so I'm a bit stuck cheers
     
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