Found the nest!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Dogfish, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

    Mar 17, 2010
    Western Washington
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    Yes, crappy picture. Yes, we have snow. (No, I didn't abandon my car like a Seattlite [​IMG] )

    Turns out it is one of my two Naragansett hens layin these eggs. The boys saw her head straight off into the brush, marked where she was, and lead me to the nest when I got home. Cracked the first egg, and this egg, open. 1 fertile, one not. We'll wait a bit before we start collecting eggs from her. The second egg was half again larger than the first. Tough membrane, great tough shell.

    Youngest boy had scrambled turkey eggs and ham for dinner.
     
  2. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    awesome! I got mine into the breeding pens today, so we'll soon see if they are laying . . .
     
  3. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    Don't take all the eggs from the nest next time. Leave the next 1 or 2 and put an X or something to mark them. Then take the new eggs after that because you don't want them to find a new hiding place!
     
  4. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

    Mar 17, 2010
    Western Washington
    This was the second egg, and we have freezing temps today, 18 degrees. I put a golfball there in its place.
     

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