geeez.....

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by krazykat0373, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. krazykat0373

    krazykat0373 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We finally got our six turkeys penned up for the spring laying season, yesterday. (I let them free range the rest of the year) because I would rather not go all over our property and possibly our neighbors places looking for nests (did that last year with our oldest hen) DH and I built them a good sized run, coop and roost with nice, new laying boxes...went out to feed this morning and check on my babies, and wouldn't ya know it, there's an egg...did she lay it in the box that I wore my fingers to the bone making for them?

    NO! she laid her first ever egg ON THE GROUND!!! [​IMG]

    So I headed into the coop, all excited, grinning from ear to ear, to retrieve the egg...and of course, what happens? One of the hens stepped on the egg and broke it.

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    I put a couple of my chickens eggs in each of their boxes, hoping and praying they get the hint. [​IMG]

    Also, for those of you who may know the answer to this question.
    Our oldest hen was raised as a single, (the other 5 I bought didn't make it) so she is a big pet, and would rather be around us and not penned up with some juvenile tom that only wants to strut and mate at this point.
    She shows absolutely no interest in him. What are the chances she would lay fertile eggs? I mean, are toms like roosters and just ummm....take it when they want?
     
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  2. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    You should do an egg check. Most likely the sneak HAS been laying. My girls don't seem to b impressed by the strutting either, but a 100% fertility rate so far proves otherwise, lol.
     
  3. krazykat0373

    krazykat0373 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess I probably should check. Would be my luck she has a whole dang nest somewhere [​IMG] I haven't noticed any of them missing for any length of time, but I do have one chicken that will lay an egg in a matter of seconds, she wastes no time sitting in the boxes when she could be out getting what green grasses and insects she can find this time of year.

    I sure hope this is the start to the turkeys laying [​IMG] I cant wait to have a bunch of lil turkey peeps running around.
     
  4. krazykat0373

    krazykat0373 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It worked!!! Got an egg today, out of the laying box! Safe and sound! WOOOHOOO!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. krazykat0373

    krazykat0373 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Scratch that...I got two so far today!!! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd definitely look for a nest of eggs, lol.
     
  7. krazykat0373

    krazykat0373 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah[​IMG]
     

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