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Broody success

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by longranger, May 16, 2010.

  1. longranger

    longranger Songster

    Apr 23, 2009
    laguna hills CA
    I have a few day old poults under a Beltsville hen. This was a first attempt at using a broody turkey hen. Not sure how many exactly but at least 2, maybe up to 8 if all eggs made it. Pulled clear eggs and quitters up to a week ago. Will take pictures in a couple of days once she settles in. She is alone in a 5x7' coop so they hopefully all will do well.

    Won,t let them into adjacent runs until they are big enough not to get through chainlink. Is that being overprotective??

    Now I am tempted to put eggs under a couple of other girls that want to go broody since I am now overloaded with eggs that would be too old for optimal fertility if shipped. Was this just beginners luck or do turkey broodies usually make good moms?

  2. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    I say go for it .. I have seen turkeys make awesome mommas

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