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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sandieveazey, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. sandieveazey

    sandieveazey New Egg

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    Hi, I am new to raising turkeys and they have been doing their thing for a month and I got first egg yesterday but the male cracked it and was eating it, can I separate them and still have firtile eggs or do they need to be kept together?
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! I'm afraid I'm not a turkey person but I'm sure if you pop by the turkey section of the forum the keepers there will be able to help you. Here is the link ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/20/turkeys

    Wishing you the by best of luck and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  3. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] glad you have joined us.

    No experience with Turkeys, but doubt you'll have fertile eggs if you do separate them.

    Are you wanting to hatch soon, if not, IMO separate them until you need those fertile eggs.
     
  4. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can separate them for a little bit before needing to be with the hen. Hens can preserve sperm cells for quite a while. As for the exact amount of days I don't know.
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I agree with Birdrain. Please post on the "Turkey thread," and the folks there can give you more information. You can find out how long after breeding, a hen turkey will have fertile eggs. Then have them together for limited time, so the male can't destroy the eggs.

    Sounds like he wants to duck out of paying turkey support.
     
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  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft! Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
     

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