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Friends Narangassett Tom helping hatch eggs

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by luvarabhorses, May 3, 2009.

  1. luvarabhorses

    luvarabhorses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hector, Ar
    Has anyone ever heard of this?[​IMG] Derek resisted going in the coop with his mate (who had started setting on a dozen eggs) for over a week. Then suddenly he decided to join her on the nest and also sit on them solo while she took a break. Do Toms do this? He is a very good natured Tom. My friend visited him while he was sitting and he sat there, unspooked, determined to make it happen.[​IMG]
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  2. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

    Sep 5, 2008
    VERMONT
    Wow!
     
  3. willowcol

    willowcol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008
    Macclesfield NC
    Now thats a good daddy turkey!
     
  4. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    He's handsome! Great idea on the nest box.
     
  5. luvarabhorses

    luvarabhorses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like how she ran the duck tape around the edges to insure there was no feather ruffling as they entered and exited. They are sitting on about 12, it will be interesting to see how he acts as a parent.
     

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