HELP broody turkey hen

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by bullrider, May 10, 2009.

  1. bullrider

    bullrider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is sitting on 11 eggs, the only problem is that i have no male so they are not fretile. What should i do? Should i buy some fertile eggs and try to replace the others help help [​IMG] [​IMG] thanks Kim
     
  2. CritterBazaar

    CritterBazaar Out Of The Brooder

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    When Turkeys go broody not much you can do to stop it. I would replace the eggs with some fertile duck, chicken, goose, anything. Otherwise she will sit on them until they explode one by one and then abandon the nest. Right now I have a girl on Turkey eggs, one on peacock eggs, and one on goose eggs. I was taking thier eggs so they found another nest to make thier own.
     
  3. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you can find some just hatched poults buy a few and go slip them under her at night and remove the eggs. She will raise them like her own.
     
  4. bullrider

    bullrider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the replys. I am trying to find some eggs local but not having much luck, there are some chicks for sale but they are 8.00 a chick is that alot thanks again, Kim
     

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