Found my turkey!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Lanicus, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. Lanicus

    Lanicus Out Of The Brooder

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    A couple weeks ago I couldn't find my turkey hen and I thought that something got her or she just ran away, well yesterday my neighbor came over and told me there was a turkey in her bushes! Turns out she was sitting on a nest! [​IMG] Anyway im super relieved and im hoping for some new poults! [​IMG]
     
  2. turkey lover

    turkey lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how many eggs was she sitting on ,I'm just wondering tryng to get an idea about a number,when they decide to sit,
     
  3. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    LOL @ your neighbor telling you that there was a turkey in her bushes. :lau I don't mean to laugh but that brings back memories. So glad that you found her. Congrats on future babies. :clap
     
  4. Lanicus

    Lanicus Out Of The Brooder

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    Well I couldnt get under her to see, but I imagine its around 10-15 eggs. I had a turkey sit on a nest of 15 eggs once, all but 5 hatched so i think 10 eggs would be a good number
     
  5. Lanicus

    Lanicus Out Of The Brooder

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    Also I saw a crushed egg outside of the nest, I wonder if she crushed it and got it out or somthing else happened??
     
  6. kuntrygirl

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    Is she in an area where she will be protected from predators?
     
  7. Lanicus

    Lanicus Out Of The Brooder

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    I think it's a pretty good spot, way back into a thorny bush we don't have a whole lot of predators, mainly peoples dogs that get loose (which I scare away pretty effectively) and she was never very tame, very shy and when I poke my head in to check her she puffs up and hisses, especially if my dog is near (he would never hurt her)
     
  8. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Do you think the dogs will find her back there?
     
  9. Lanicus

    Lanicus Out Of The Brooder

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    It's possible, but I think the big toms always strutting out in front would distract the dogs and I check her regularly throughout the day. I'm think I might put some kind of fence up and supply food and water for her (we have a pond not to far away that im sure she waters there)
     
  10. kuntrygirl

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    I think that is a GREAT idea!
     

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