Help with broody hen turkey!!!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by petlover0827, May 2, 2017.

  1. petlover0827

    petlover0827 New Egg

    Sep 13, 2015
    Brunswick MD
    We recently bought a broody hen turkey along with her 13 eggs yesterday...ever since we've kept her n her nest of eggs n an extra large dog kennel and she won't lay on her nest now...shes had the eggs for 2 weeks n she was sitting on them before we got her. Any suggestions on wat to do?
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Peeps are a-peeping Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Turkey hens mostly refuse to be moved. I doubt she will set on them and unfortunately they are probably all dead by now. You shouldn't interrupt a hatch like that.
  3. ILuvMyFlock

    ILuvMyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2017
    On the Farm
    I am sure you didn't mean to or know any better, but moving a hen from one nest / home to a whole other place probably messed her up, and it's quite possible the bitties are dead now, but just in case they aren't you could get an incubator and place them in there, you will need to set it to the right temps and mist it here and there for the proper humidity.

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