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First RB turkey egg today!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by chickenannie, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today I found the first turkey egg from my 5 Red Bourbon turkey hens (raised from one-day-olds last July)!

    The hen was acting really strange this morning, going into the corn crib away from the others, chirping excitedly, and tonight there was a huge, spotted turkey egg! I'm thrilled.

    I'm going to spend the weekend building some nests and big turkey pens. I know I'm counting my turkeys before they're hatched, but I would love to have 10 eggs hatch out of each of the 5 hens. Does anyone have any ratios of hens to successful hatchings?

    Will 5 hens and a tom in one large pen/run sit on 5 nests?

    A friend suggested just getting a banty hen and putting the turkey eggs under her to be successful.
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Never had a turkey but a determined broody willing to sit for 28 days could do it! w00t for eggs!
     

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