missing turkey babies?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by small farm in texas, Apr 20, 2019.

  1. small farm in texas

    small farm in texas In the Brooder

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    I hear turkey babies near the hen, dont see any and lots of unhatched eggs. Whats the deal is she eating the spent eggs if so where are my babies and when will she bring them out? any advise is welcome. First timer here.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    I'm not certain what you are describing. Is she still setting on the nest ? Or has she moved off with the poults ?
     
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  3. small farm in texas

    small farm in texas In the Brooder

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    she cant move them they are in an enclosure and she cant go anywhere its fenced and top with netting. When I lifted her I can hear them.
     
  4. small farm in texas

    small farm in texas In the Brooder

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    Still sitting on nest
     
  5. GuineaFowling

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    Is she still brooding? It’s possible that what you’re hearing is the internal pip. You can typically hear babies before they hatch
     
  6. small farm in texas

    small farm in texas In the Brooder

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    maybe so but they are loud
     
  7. small farm in texas

    small farm in texas In the Brooder

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    should I move the other 3 out of this enclosure?Tom and 2 hens
     
  8. GuineaFowling

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    If they’re bothering her, yes. Or if you think they’d pose a threat to the chicks, also yes.
     

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