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Double duty hen moms

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by chickenannie, May 13, 2008.

  1. chickenannie

    chickenannie Songster

    Nov 19, 2007
    My 2 RB turkey hens sat on a nest together, then they hatched 4 chicks between them last week, and they are sweet-as-pie taking care of them together. I love it! They are perfectly happy as double moms, even though there are hardly any chicks. The chicks love it too since they have double protectors and heaters now!

  2. lilcountry

    lilcountry Songster

    Mar 29, 2008
    Benson, NC
    That is neat, at least there are no worries about eggs going cold if the hen leaves the nest! I read another one the other day, where one hen lost babies I think and sat on another hen's eggs. [​IMG]

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