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Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Benelli, Jun 15, 2011.
The hen abandoned the nest and the Narr. tom took over setting on the eggs.
Yes, and he usually willl brake them! He is just too heavy.
yep, mine liked to "help" and he usually broke one or two when he did.
I had a Rio Grande male that we called Metro (after "metrosexual".....). I had a lot of toms at that point, and I guess that took the pressure off him to be macho, so he was allowed to be true to his own nature - which was to hang out with the hens, rarely ever gobble, never displayed until he was middle-aged and I had fewer toms. He was a little bit smaller than the other males by maybe a few pounds, not a lot. He took turns sitting with the hens, not every time but when I had stressed hens, or not enough to cover effectively, and you never saw a bird take more care with eggs - even the hens looked casual in comparison. He protected the hens during a dog attack and sustained wounds that he healed from. He was a dynamite bird. I miss old Metro. I have a pic somewhere I'll have to dig up.