Broody turkey

farm_mom

Songster
11 Years
Mar 11, 2008
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Yes, they will hatch chickens too. My parent's have had a broody turkey hatch out poults, chicks and ducklings (unintentionally lol). Good luck! :)
 

Pkillian

In the Brooder
6 Years
Apr 15, 2013
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Liberty, NY
Thank you, I actually have two broody turkeys in the same nest. Once the chicks hatch, do I have to keep the Tom away from them?
 

farm_mom

Songster
11 Years
Mar 11, 2008
396
8
138
MI
It really depends on the tom. Around here, my toms tend to be just as protective as the moms do and are sweet with the babies. The hens may even be aggressive towards the tom to ensure the babies safety. It really depends on the birds temperaments. I would keep a watchful eye and separate if you need to. My parent's haven't had issues with the mixed hatchings other than some odd looking family groupings around the farm! lol
 

Pkillian

In the Brooder
6 Years
Apr 15, 2013
22
0
22
Liberty, NY
I will try and get one. I actually have three, all sitting in the same nest. Really something, the two toms are very protective. Just feeding them is challenging. Pat
 

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