Ok - how do I "un broody" my turkey hen?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Peaches, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. Peaches

    Peaches In the Brooder

    Jan 11, 2007
    Stanwood, Wa.
    FOR months! THE poor dear layed out in the corner of the pasture and each time, my faithful great pyr dog "collected" the egg. Anyway, she finally just sat down, tucked a nearby rock under her and went broody. However, it has been over 28 days and I worry about her. I took her out - put her in a roomy dog kennel w/ food and water for 2 days. She went right back when I let her out. 2 more days - went right back.

    ideas anyone?
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing

    Jan 11, 2007
    The only thing I can think of is to move her to a location that is not so comfy for brooding. Maybe a wooden coop floor without shavings or hay. I know wire pens work for chicken hens, but she is kind of heavy for that, I'm sure...it may bother her feet. Turkeys are stubborn broodies, aren't they?


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