My Turkey hatched some winter babies

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Wayne&Kim1963, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. Wayne&Kim1963

    Wayne&Kim1963 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found her setting out on 12 eggs a while back and put her in the brooder house and she finished setting on them and hatched 11 babies.
     
  2. frank53061

    frank53061 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thats very goog 11 out of 12 eggs it would be interesting to know if all make it threw the winter with out any mishaps.
    I am far from good at I.D. of the diffrent breeds is that a Blue slate Hen.
     
  3. Wayne&Kim1963

    Wayne&Kim1963 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is Blue Slate hen. Mine are not pure bred though. I had a palm turkey got bred into these so it shows up little bit in babies. I miscounted though. It is hard to count babies with a momma turkey eating you for lunch. I had 1 egg bad and there is 12 babies. I had thought was 11 but is 12. I have a pen when babies are about week old I will move them to. I need to clean out the house she is in. But that pen is sand and exterieor is wire pen but covered with plastic with nice roof and will have light in middle. I have 3 pens with momma chickens with babies. Hopefully she can finish raising them in there. These are her first babies to hatch but she is real good momma turkey. I have had to be real careful to let her be so she don't step on the babies accidently.
     
  4. Chicken man76

    Chicken man76 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a hen sitting on 1 egg now she had 2 we had a miss hap. Om hoping she can keep this egg and hatch it
     
  5. RedIII

    RedIII Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sooo cute! And wow - 12 babies! Good girl! One of my hens hatched 3/5 eggs in May this year. She did lose one early on to an unknown cause, but she was a superb mother. I'm beginning to wonder if it's just a turkey thing [​IMG]
     

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