Do I leave them with mom??

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by ddcljc12, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. ddcljc12

    ddcljc12 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok my turkey hen Hatched out a few babies in her pen, should I leave the babies in with her ( in the pen) or take them and put them in a brooder, or put all of them in a larger area?? I just worry that the babies will not get enough food/ water?? She is a heritage turkey ( mottled turkeys ) and I was told that they were not naturally good moms. Any advice??
     
  2. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Heritage turkeys are usually pretty awesome moms. If you have a place where they can wander and forage for themselves, they will do just fine (leave some food and water out also).
     

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