We have 4 Sweetgrass Turkeys, 4 Wilds and 1 Naragansett. One of the Sweetgrass hens has built a nest and has been laying for almost a month now. But she refuses to "set". We built a shelter and enclosure around her nest, she goes in daily lays the egg and promptly exits. We collected 7 of the original eggs and took them into a gentleman here locally who incubates them and charges 1.50$ per live hatch. He phoned Sunday to say of the 7 one was not fertile, one had died and we had 5 viable chicks growing. Since the time we took the original 7 eggs in we have gathered another dozen. It is still freezing here @ night so we are still gathering the eggs. We have tried on a few separate occasions to put the eggs back and have her "sit", to no avail. We are taking these eggs tomorrow to be incubated. Is this "normal" behavior for a young hen? Second question, We have seen the other sweetgrass hen mating but cannot find a nest. And the wilds seem uninterested all together. We have a coop/barn for them they freerange during the day and return every evening to roost.