My turkeys began doing the love dance yesterday so I think they will be mating really soon and I should get my first turkey eggs soon. I know all this by reading turkey related material, since this is my first experience with turkeys... I have 4 turkeys with 4 ducks and a goat share an open fenced area. None of them enter the "area" I designated as the "safe" spot for them to lay. I think they won't lay in the open area right ?(since the goat may smash their eggs)... Should I just check daily and collect any layed eggs I found around and icubate or make additional arrangements for them to lay and let the hens deal w everything. Another question: can they decide just not to lay because of their environment? I'd love to hatch some turkey eggs... AH, another question... will they still mate/breed/hatch if I just move them to a secluded area or fence them up in a safer spot (but much smaller) w/ nests and the works?