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sires6

In the Brooder
10 Years
Oct 15, 2009
35
3
22
Southern Maryland
I am leaving for a week for OH from RI and have someone watching turkey eggs. I thought that they were at 28 days last week, but I guess I screwed that up. I cracked one egg and it had a developing embryo. So, I have a broody cochin, can I put the eggs under her and will it work out? They are close to hatching and I am leaving in the morning... what do I do?
 

bethsplace

Songster
10 Years
Aug 1, 2009
123
0
132
I dont know why that wouldnt work. a broody hen usually will take care of anything
 

sires6

In the Brooder
10 Years
Oct 15, 2009
35
3
22
Southern Maryland
Is her broodiness dependent upon the chicks or her own internal clock? I just put the turkey eggs with her. It was really cute how she nudged the eggs under her and sat looking so happy. I have no idea what will happen. I may come home to abandoned eggs. It was funny how we took her off the nest today and she ran right back, off, back, off, back... until I put the eggs under her.

I hope this works.
 

loopy12

Songster
10 Years
Apr 11, 2009
494
6
136
No, the broodies don't count the days...they will sit for as long as it takes generally.
I suspect they feel movement and know the end is coming too.
Should be fine...good luck!
 

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