Broody Tom

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Mylied, Apr 8, 2019.

  1. Mylied

    Mylied Crowing

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    I'm way too hyped up about these potential poults. I went out to feed and Tom was talking to the eggs in that broody way. I hope that means there are some alive in there getting ready to hatch out. I hate not having been able to candle them. Last year we lost the eggs my hen was sitting on after a bad rainy week and them getting damp, so I never got to experience the poults hatching. I just put babies under her after I realized the eggs were bad. Hoping to see some fluffy poults tomorrow!!
     
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  2. R2elk

    R2elk Free Ranger

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    It is my experience that a broody hen will sit quietly right up until the eggs are about to hatch or have actually hatched. The way I know that my hens have hatched poults is when they start talking when I approach the nest. Prior to this point, they may hiss when I approach the nest but they don't start talking until eggs are hatching.

    It is possible that your tom is doing the same thing.
     
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  3. UThobbyfarmer

    UThobbyfarmer Crowing

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    Any news? :pop:jumpy
     
  4. Mylied

    Mylied Crowing

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    I'm thinking it might be a bust. One was pushed out from under him, so I candled it and it was just liquid goop. Like what happened last year. :( I might try to get an egg from under him and see. If nothing, I'll buy some poults.
     
  5. Mylied

    Mylied Crowing

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    Confirmed that something went wrong. A couple were clear but most looked to have started, died, and then rotted. :(
     

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