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Turkey Eggs

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

  1. chickenboy1

    chickenboy1 In the Brooder

    Jul 16, 2010
    Gordonville pa
    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

    Jan 27, 2007
    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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