- Jan 18, 2012
I know that the eggs were fertilized because I saw the tom mate with our hen, but I was curious to know if I might have done a mistake by moving the eggs. I do it with the irresponsible chicken hens we have that were orphaned and don't seem to know how to hatch eggs, I'll put them in the nest of another hen who is more responsible but I don't know if turkey eggs are more sensitive. I had to move the eggs and the turkey hen because the Alpha hen (chicken) started laying eggs in the same nest that the turkey hen was sitting in and I didn't want to see a clash between a passive turkey and an aggressive chicken, so I moved the turkey. Could that have done it?