I am so sad to report that my favorite roo "Mojito" disappeared this morning with no trace. He was so well mannered and I really wanted to hatch chicks from him this year to add to my layer flock. I have broody1 sitting on 13 eggs (due 4/5) and another hen, broody2 wanted to sit on eggs too so I let her sit on yesterdays and todays eggs because my spazy back up roo will probably 'wash' out all traces of Mojito lickity split. This is his dream come true. :/ So here's my predicament... While I was out looking on the property for traces of my beloved rooster I FINALLY found my turkey hen's nest! The little stinker was hoarding 13 eggs! She is not broody herself and I was planning on letting one of the chickens hatch a few poults for me before I let other people take them. But now my main priority is to beef up my layer population before all trace of Mojito is gone. I hate to waste these eggs as I only have one turkey hen. I dont know what to set under broody number 2? Its still early enough to switch out her eggs. I don't know if anyone would be interested in the turkey eggs if I haven't proven hatchability yet and they were stored in the ground damp on some leaves. Only 3 or 4 looked less then a week old, the rest who knows. Should I just enjoy turkey egg omeletts until I can set turkey eggs to prove hatchability of the turkey eggs? Or kick out broody2's chicken eggs and put in turkey eggs to get the ball rolling on that end? I'm so upset about loosing Mo I don't know what what to do. Sorry for the long post.