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Broody Chicken sitting on Turkey nest?!?!?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by txrobnla, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. txrobnla

    txrobnla Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 22, 2013
    Has anyone ever had a broody chicken incubate a clutch of turkey eggs? We kept waiting for our turkey hen to take up the position and apparently one of the chickens was thinking the same thing. One of my EE hens has taken up to sitting on a clutch of 5 turkey eggs. Boy is she going to get a surprise if they hatch!
  2. Megan Amber

    Megan Amber Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2013
    That's cool! Never happened to me as I don't have turkeys but I have actually heard that being raised by a chicken could make the turkeys a lot smarter!!
  3. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 24, 2013
    Natrona County, Wyoming
    I once gave a Bourbon Red egg to a banty hen. She did an excellent job hatching and raising what turned into a beautiful BR tom.
  4. txrobnla

    txrobnla Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 22, 2013
    Well a couple of days ago I guess my turkey hen was done laying, so kicked the chicken out and took over the nest of turkey and chicken eggs. I need to candle eggs in a few more days out there. She's got at least 12 turkey eggs in the nest.
  5. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana
    Yes, I have let many chickens hatch turkey eggs. I don't discriminate. :lau

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