How do u know when the hen is ready?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by sonderah, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. sonderah

    sonderah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I have a hen turkey, and a Tom. Idk how old either is, but the Tom is about 2 months older. He keeps strutting his stuff and trying to put his wing around her, but she just walks away. I got to thinking, idk their mating process, my 1st turkeys. What will she do when she is ready?
     
  2. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    When she's ready, she will quite simply sit down in front of him. She knows when she's ready, and when she's ready, you'll know, it's going to be obvious enough. Best wishes. ;)
     
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  3. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Pretty much. The tom may be in want, but it's the hen that makes the decision. She'll flop down for him when she wants to and until then he's just going to have to cope. It's very late in the season for this year so she will likely wait until next spring now. Sometimes though you'll get a hen who will lay for an extended period or even all year. I had one last year that laid for ten months.
     
  4. rebs50

    rebs50 Out Of The Brooder

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  5. rebs50

    rebs50 Out Of The Brooder

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    my hen did this today[​IMG] and my tom has mounted her three times today will she lay
     
  6. sonderah

    sonderah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. Ty all for ur responses. Its harder to find info on turkeys than it is chickens. Lol
     
  7. Jeepgirl2c

    Jeepgirl2c Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had no idea but came home today to an egg on the coop floor. We have 2 bbb, one Tom and one hen. They are locked in the coop getting ready for butchering. Total happy surprise!
     

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