turkey hens and nest question

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by lynn1961, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. lynn1961

    lynn1961 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of nest do domestic turkey hens need or like ?
    Do they like low ones, dark corners, enclosed areas ?
    I know this is not the time of year that they lay or go broody, but I am at a loss on their nesting and laying habits. Any help would be gratly appreciated.
    I have gotten a jake and 2 jennies, am in the process of building their living and nesting area and am in need of help, ideas and/or sugestions.
    I have looked and looked on line, but have not found a lot of detailed information, so where better to ask than from the turkey experts on here.
     
  2. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    Mine like a medium dog house. If you build one, 18X18 is a good size. It does need to be somewhere they feel safe and alone and can't get rain or direct sunlight.
     
  3. lynn1961

    lynn1961 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you for the information. it gives me a better idea of what they need.
     
  4. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    Anothet thing is that not all turkeys will use a nest box! Most of mine do but some will just lay wherever they are.
     
  5. lynn1961

    lynn1961 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any guess on the ages of these turkey's ? 4 to 5 months ?
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