Turkey Eggs

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by chickenboy1, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. chickenboy1

    chickenboy1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi i have 2 nagrassant hens and 3 pure wild hens 1 nagrassant gobbler and 1 bourben red gobbler(just got him yesterday) and the other day there was an egg in the corner of my turkey barn But i looked the next day and it was gone? Do they like to eat there eggs? And when should they lay again?
     
  2. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

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    Often, early in the season, jennies/hens will drop eggs without having a nest. Most often, when they eat them, it is because they know they are bad (usually happens after hen goes broody). Once they get started they will lay daily/every other day until they decide they have the right number for brooding (~10-20).

    Put together some nests (lots of straw/wood chips in out of the way corners of predator free area), they'll know what to do.
     

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