Do I leave them with mom??

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

  1. ddcljc12

    ddcljc12 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 5, 2011
    New Alexandria
    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

    Jun 30, 2010
    Aitkin, MN
    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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