Tom breeding

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by oharamr, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. oharamr

    oharamr Out Of The Brooder

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    Should the Tom keep breeding the hen while she laying eggs? I haven't seen them breed in awhile. She more interested in eating grass. And he more interested in chickens.
     
  2. p/shall

    p/shall Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He only has to breed her aprx. every 20 to 30 days to fertilize her eggs.The rest of the time he's more or less just having fun!
     
  3. Plain_View_Farm

    Plain_View_Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Every 20 to 30 days?
    That seems like a long time to remain fertile........


    Thanks,
    David
     
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2009
  4. Harp Turkey Ranch

    Harp Turkey Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The seamen can fertilize the eggs for up to 4 weeks. It is normal and okay to let the tom keep doing his thing,but yea the seamen stays viable for a long time inside the hen.
     
  5. Plain_View_Farm

    Plain_View_Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Interesting....
    Does anyone know if the same is true for other species of Poultry?
    Ducks, Guineas Geese??????

    Thanks,
    David
     
  6. oharamr

    oharamr Out Of The Brooder

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  7. Plain_View_Farm

    Plain_View_Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow!
    They carry some powerful stuff then huh? LoL

    David
     

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