turkeys breeding

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by aboozar, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. aboozar

    aboozar Out Of The Brooder

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    i have four turkeys in my yard and i don't know what should i do exactly to breed them!! my hen show no interest to let tom and i heard before, i should catch the hen manually for tom to breeding is this way is true?? pls someone help me
     
  2. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    When it is breeding season the turkeys will do what comes naturally to them. Your description of your turkey's behavior indicates that it is not breeding season where you are. The tom will not need you to catch the hen for him. Just leave them do their own thing.
     
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  3. aboozar

    aboozar Out Of The Brooder

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    when is the breeding season for them?
     
  4. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    In the spring.

    Where I am located (Wyoming) breeding normally starts in February with egg laying beginning the last week of March.
     
  5. aboozar

    aboozar Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks a lot for your help
     
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  6. aboozar

    aboozar Out Of The Brooder

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    my turkey hen was broody and i prepared place for her to lay on eggs but after 27 days nothing has came out of her eggs what should i do?
     
  7. WalnutHill

    WalnutHill Overrun With Chickens

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    She probably took a few days to a couple of weeks to lay the eggs to sit on. And it takes 28 days of incubation before hatching. So wait a couple of weeks.
     
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  8. aboozar

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    I tested the eggs by lamp 10 days ago i saw baby in but i am worry because i read some where after 28 days babies will come out.
     
  9. WalnutHill

    WalnutHill Overrun With Chickens

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    They will all hatch at once, 28 days from the day the last egg was laid. Be patient. Do you have any idea how many eggs are in the nest?
     
  10. aboozar

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    11 eggs are in the nest
     

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