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Turkey hatching

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Gorman Farm, Apr 15, 2017.

  1. Gorman Farm

    Gorman Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I have two hens that decided to brood together out in the turkey coop.
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    It's not like they didn't have choices, but all the hens laid in the same slot.
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    These two hens decided they would sit on them all and there were many. Periodically they pitch one out I am guessing those were not viable.

    Inside I have turkey eggs incubating, one hatched 2 days early today. So far he seems fine letting him dry out, no others pipped they are due the 17th, my guess is that with the heat here in Florida he actually started to incubate before I collected the eggs and brought them inside to the incubator.
     
  2. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    It is never a good idea to let multiple hens brood in the same nest. The first thing that happens is broken eggs. The last thing that happens is squashed poults either during hatching or afterwards.
     
  3. Gorman Farm

    Gorman Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not my first choice but I am sure I cannot move the eggs or them right now they are glued, if they hatch any great, if not I have back-ups in the incubator, once the chicks are hatched I will move them to the brooder.
     
  4. The Moonshiner

    The Moonshiner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could always be worse or at least stranger. If it wasnt bad enough when two of our geese decided to share a nest in our old outhouse. Two days later a turkey hen decided she'd move in and help to. [​IMG]
     
  5. Gorman Farm

    Gorman Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now that is funny, do they all have eggs in there?
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  6. The Moonshiner

    The Moonshiner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No turkey eggs just a pile of goose eggs. Agree its a good way to get some broken so not sure how many are still under there or how many will make it.
    The turkey and another turkey was laying in another spot. I was leaving the eggs so maybe they would set. Funny enough after this hen split a bantam cochin was trying to set on the turkey eggs. I moved her and gave her some other chicken eggs. Soon after I found a marans hen on the turkey eggs. I went ahead and let her have them.
    We also have a bantam cochin setting on some duck eggs she found.
    We are going to have some seriously confused babies before long.
     
  7. Gorman Farm

    Gorman Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ha ha, that is funny, take pics when they hatch.
     
  8. Hillaire

    Hillaire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would reset one of the hens into the one on the right, I mean there are multiple eggs they aren't even covering anyways... worth a shot?
     
  9. Gorman Farm

    Gorman Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are eggs they pushed away, I took them out. They probably have another 20+ under them.
     

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