gobbler set on eggs and hatched one out.

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by ydalhsif, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. ydalhsif

    ydalhsif Out Of The Brooder

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    i found my royal palm gobbler setting on 3 eggs a month ago. i thought it strange. there was no hen that set on them. i dont know who laid them but he took care of them. today i found 1 hatched. i took the other egg and put it under a hen that was setting because we were leaving town.i am taking the one with me. has anybody ever heard of this? i knew that they would take turns with the hen but not completely take care of them.
     
  2. Sphynxii

    Sphynxii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe your gobler has a really good nature? i have a rooster that feeds the chickens and takes care of them just as a hen would.
     
  3. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Yes, I started off with 1 tom setting on and don't laugh (duck eggs) and hatched them and took care of them and then a 2nd tom got in the nesting boxes and is setting on chicken eggs (dont laugh again). So, yes, Toms do go broody. I can't explain it but it does happen.
     
  4. teresa42299

    teresa42299 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow. I never heard of a tom setting on eggs.
     
  5. LuvMyChickies13

    LuvMyChickies13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my goodness! That's so cute!!!! So are anyone's turkeys friendly? I was told that they aren't, but I don't believe that at all haha!
     
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  6. jandlpoultry

    jandlpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My turkeys are very friendly. They will come to me if I whistle to them, and my old Tom loves to have his head rubbed. They all eat treats out of my hands.
     
  7. LuvMyChickies13

    LuvMyChickies13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! That just blows my mind. Well, congratulations on your very friendly birds, and thanks for teaching me something new about turkeys!!![​IMG][​IMG]
     
  8. jandlpoultry

    jandlpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your welcome, and thank you. I love my turkeys, and lucked out when I got 5 adults last fall, that were friendly. I spent the first few days imitating the calls they made to each other and sitting with them.in the pen some each day, offering treats and talking to them. All of the poults that I've hatched this year have been handled and talked to, so they imprint on humans.
     

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