my turkeys are eating their eggs!!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by julieschickens, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. julieschickens

    julieschickens In the Brooder

    Feb 11, 2009
    rustburg va
    my royal palm hen is just starting to lay. she or they- her mate are eating the eggs. any suggestions?? i added oyster shell to their feed and i am going to hang tarps over the sides of their large cage so they cannot see the other turkeys. they seem only interested in pacing back and forth looking and yearning to be in their pen instead of relaxing in their own. i am hoping covering it so they cannot see will help?????? i have them seperated so they can raise their own.
  2. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

    Dec 22, 2008
    GR MI: TN bound!
    Good luck with that one darn birds yet wooden eggs
  3. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Songster

    Jun 25, 2008
    Pendleton, Indiana
    Interested in selling any turkey eggs?
  4. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Songster

    May 4, 2008
    Southern Illinois
    Quote:I would suspect the gobbler. It might be time to think about gathering eggs for the incubator.
  5. kartking22

    kartking22 Songster

    Jan 12, 2008
    Your problem may be due to lack of protein in thier diet. Check the amount of protein in your feed and purchase something with a higher protein content. I had a problem with my pheasants pecking each other for the blood and eventually would die. The birds would then peck and eat the dead one.
    Sorry to say but birds will canibalize to get the nutrients that they need. Whether it be each other or the protein in the yolk of thier own eggs.
    I am lucky enough to have a friend that owns a butcher shop and got some beef fat with a little meat attached. It didn't take long before they stopped pecking each other and the beef fat was gone.
    Another problem that I found was the pecking and eating of thier feathers. I had to scratch my head for a while before I realized that the feathers only supplied trace amounts of calcium. Oyster shells cured this problem. I didn't think that they needed calcium in the winter when egg production was not an issue.
    I hope that some of these suggestion may help.
  6. jaydoes

    jaydoes In the Brooder

    Jul 1, 2013
    sure...i would sell you all my turkey eggs....but they're not fertilized.

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