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It is November, can I let my Bronze Turkey go broody and hatch her eggs

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by LoneWolfForest, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. LoneWolfForest

    LoneWolfForest Hatching

    Apr 7, 2012
    My Ridley Bronze is laying eggs, we are mid November....would she be able to hatch her eggs if I kept a heating lamp close by for the poults....anyone with late fall hatching experience with the hen?

  2. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Songster

    Jun 30, 2010
    Aitkin, MN
    November is pretty late, depending on where you live. If you are in Texas, no problemo. If you're in Minnesota, you might need more than one heat lamp. The poults are going to need to walk around and they will get very cold very fast if its -20. They will go back under the mother to warm up but you don't want them spending all of their time there. One of my birds hatched three little ones in September. They are big enough now to make it through the winter. But I don't think I would want new poults at Thanksgiving!
  3. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana
    You should be fine. My girls are laying and they go broody as soon as they see an egg. I will let them hatch their own eggs. I live in Louisiana. Our winters are not generally cold.

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