Turkey will not come out of broody

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by outdoorbunny, Jan 14, 2017.

  1. outdoorbunny

    outdoorbunny Out Of The Brooder

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    I can't seem to break my turkey hen out of her broodiness. It's been 2 months now. I finally put 4 chicken eggs under her hoping when they hatch she'll finally get off the nest. I am a bit worried that she's too heavy to mother chickens and will squish the babies but I have to do something. Has anyone tried this and what was the outcome.

    Debra
     
  2. BBCHICKS123

    BBCHICKS123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They should do fine turkeys are very gentle mothers


    -Bobi Sue
     
  3. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    It depends on whether she is a heritage hen or a broad breasted hen. Heritage hens can be very delicate and careful around the little ones. Broad breasted hens just can't move in those delicate ways and frequently do crush the little ones.
     

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