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How can my turkeys lay in the nest?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Akwasi, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. Akwasi

    Akwasi Out Of The Brooder

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  2. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    Some parts of it are true. My turkey hens for the most part do prefer a place that is secluded. The number one preferred nesting spot for my hens is a pallet leaned against a wall. Turkey hens do not like their nest being messed with.

    During laying season I keep a fake goose egg in the nesting spots that I want the hens to use. If you do have a turkey laying in a nest somewhere, the quickest way to get her to abandon the nest is to keep taking all the eggs from the nest. She will then make a new nest in a place that she thinks is better hidden which may make it more difficult to find.

    When my hens get to make a nest while they are out free ranging they tend to make the nest in a different place every year. I have not had them return to the site of the previous year's nest.

    If your preferred nest is in a site that should be acceptable to your hens, try putting a fake egg or two in the nest to see if attracts them.

    Good luck.
     
  3. Akwasi

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    Thanks so much. Seems to work! One of the hens walked just straight into the nest. Let's see what happens
     

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