Tonya's Tom

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Lake, Apr 7, 2018.

  1. Lake

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    We have had a wild turkey a roosting on our property for about two years. We only feed her and enjoy her company. This year she brought a Tom home, they roost at night, eat in the morning, and then go into the forest to do their business but have been returning At night to repeat the routine. Should I start making her a nest somewhere on the property, and if I do what should that look like and consist of?
     
  2. R2elk

    R2elk Free Ranger

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    Leave them alone. Watch from a distance if you want but leave them alone.
     
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  3. Lake

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  4. Lake

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    Thank you for your reply, yes that’s pretty much what we do we just provide food and she keeps coming around she’s gotten very comfortable around our house and none of the other animals bother her so I think this is her safe zone since she brought her Tom home this week. If she winds up pregnant I was just wondered if I should try to set up a nice place for her to be able to lay eggs in a safe place on the outskirts of our property or will she be able to handle that all on her own? We are located in the northern California mountains so there’s plenty of predators out there she will usually roost at least 40 feet up in the trees. Do you think I should add some extra calcium products to her diet for her to choose from?
     
  5. R2elk

    R2elk Free Ranger

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    I repeat, just leave them alone. I would not even feed them. Birds do not get pregnant. They lay eggs whether or not the eggs are fertile. The hen will make a hidden nest when she is ready to start laying. DO NOT look for her nest. If you accidentally find her nest stay away from it and leave it alone.
     
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  6. Lake

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    Copy that
     
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