In the Brooder
- Oct 13, 2021
So I literally JUST GOT my Tom Turkey, a week ago, had a battle for dominance the first few days between my hen and her new beau and 3 -4 days later things settled down and she was grazing in the yard with him all weekend. Now she's been laying eggs everyday for the last few weeks and I always take them and I missed a day so she ended up with 2 eggs n her nest yesterday and now she's planted. She's sitting and won't budge. On UNFERTILIZED EGGS cuz the tom hasn't been that successful yet. But she won't let me near them eggs or she tears my hand up. Do I just take them? Or do I try to get some fertilized eggs under her so her sitting will be worth it? Can I put fertile chicken eggs under her to hatch? Will it make a difference? She's a very docile bird and I said she tears my hand up but it's not that serious. I just don't want her sitting for nothing if I can help it....now mind you these are the first turkeys I've ever had but I've done research and can't really find an answer for how to handle this one lol I guess she thinks since the tom looked at her, that's all it took and the deed is done haha any help is much appreciated. I love this sweet girl and have babied her since day one. Probably how she's so calm and such a good girl. But I'm struggling with this egg ordeal. Dare I say she's made her nest in the corner of my BEDROOM?!!???