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Turkey and geese

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by twotmama, May 2, 2009.

  1. twotmama

    twotmama Out Of The Brooder

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    I need help I have three geese and a turkey trying to set, but they keep beaking their eggs. What can I do they want to set so bad, but they keep breaking the eggs.HELP!!!!!
     
  2. gaviota

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    Are they separate from the boys? with my turkeys the boys would try to mount a hen on the nest and break the eggs
     
  3. twotmama

    twotmama Out Of The Brooder

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    No there in the same pen and they free range, its there first year to set, its like there to heavy. There is a board with hay in a milk crate, any suggestions would be great. Softer nest maybe I have no idea; predators kill them out at the pond nesting so now there nesting inside, but I don't know what to do!!
     
  4. gaviota

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    If they are big broadbreasted birds they will be a lot of weight on an egg, having lots of padding may help and having a big enough nest that they can move around without stepping on the egg also may help but some birds are just too heavy.
     
  5. twotmama

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    The turkey is large, but I don't get the geese breaking eggs they are not that heavy. I am just going to try alot more padding. Thanks for the help!
     

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