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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by aubreysmama01, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. aubreysmama01

    aubreysmama01 New Egg

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    I'm kind New to this but my Turkeys are laying but there eggs aren't fertile I don't know if my tom is just lazy or do they only breed at a certain time I had chicks before with these same Turkeys help thanks
     
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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    I am not a turkey expert, but I expect that your tom could be infertile, Also, what breed are your turkeys? If they are one of the commercial types (broad breasted white, etc.), then they probably aren't able to mate naturally. With commercial turkey breeds, the large breast of the male prevents him from mounting the hens correctly.

    For more answers, I would post your question in the Turkeys section of the forums. People there, who are more knowledgeable about turkeys, should be able to help.

    Good luck!
     
  3. aubreysmama01

    aubreysmama01 New Egg

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    Ok thank you so much I didn't realize there were different sections he has fertilized her eggs before just not now thanks again
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I don't know anything about Turkeys. Definitely ask this question in our Turkeys section to talk to those Turkey experts....https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/20/turkeys

    Enjoy your birds and welcome to our flock!
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    X2 on Bantamlover21's and TwoCrow's advice.

    Good luck with your turkeys!
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm a chicken person and don't know much about turkeys (never had any), but definitely post on the turkey link given by TwoCrows and take advantage of our turkey experts. Please feel free to ask any specific questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your turkeys.
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
  9. LIChickens

    LIChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC!

    You will find a lot of good information here. Keep on asking questions and you will get many good answers.

    You may also want to read the FAQ below.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    How old is your Tom? Do you actually see him breeding the hens lately?
     

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