Broody behaviour...in a tom.

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by taraann81, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. taraann81

    taraann81 Songster

    Apr 9, 2009
    Ontario
    Our Bourbon red Tom has stopped roosting at night and started sitting on a nest of muscovy eggs. He is obviously in good health. Why is he showing this behaviour? Is this normal for turkeys or is he confused [​IMG]
     
  2. meriruka

    meriruka Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    My tom went broody last week and has smashed 5 eggs so far. Nice to see I'm not the only one with a broody tom!
     
  3. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Songster

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    My RP tom has been sitting about 15 eggs for about a week now. He is taking very good care of them. I have even seen him stand up and turn the eggs.
     

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