new to turkeys

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Royal Palm, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. Royal Palm

    Royal Palm Out Of The Brooder

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    Im new at raising turkeys. Here is my first egg she laid on Sunday. Hopefully she will set on them. Can anyone give me any tips on raising Royal Palms. I have a Royal Palm Tom and a Blue Palm hen. Do I just leave all the eggs in the nest and will she start sitting after she gets so many eggs? Any info will help... Thanks

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  2. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :welcome

    A hen going broody all depends on the hen.

    The earlier in the season usually they will lay a bigger clutch of eggs before they brood. Later in the season they could go broody on just a couple eggs.

    I had a few different types of heritage turkey hens and for the most part all have gone broody. Just leave the eggs and when she gets to her magic number she will start to set.
     
  3. Royal Palm

    Royal Palm Out Of The Brooder

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    I have noticed that my hen is picking my toms feathers and eating them. I read online that that might be a lack of protein. What do I need to give her to help with that?
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  4. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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  5. Royal Palm

    Royal Palm Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you I will try that..
     

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