How to break up a broody turkey?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by houndit, May 9, 2009.

  1. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

    Jul 13, 2008
    Braymer Missouri
    If I have a broody hen I just shut her up in a pen till she quits wanting to set. No big deal. It does not work for my turkeys. Last year they set a clutch, and when I took the poults away they would not quit wanting to set.
    This year I did not want them to go broody at all because of that. So I took away their eggs everyday. So they went broody on one egg. I can not keep them from setting in empty nests. I have tried shutting them up in a different pen. When they are let out they go right back to the empty nests. Does anyone have a suggestion on how to get them to quit? I want more eggs. Has anyone else had this issue?
  2. Harp Turkey Ranch

    Harp Turkey Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2008
    McCleary, WA
    put her up in the air in a wire floored cage so when she sits she can not get warm under her and this will break broodiness

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