U are not going to believe where I found a nest

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Struttn1, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will post pics tomorrow
     
  2. SuziQ991

    SuziQ991 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Making us wait huh? Not fair [​IMG]
     
  3. crj

    crj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My curiousity is up. Maybe it will give me ideas where my turkey put her nest.
     
  4. dutchhollow

    dutchhollow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine is laying in my hay barn, not where I would have wanted, but it is relativly safe, unlike most places they choose!
     
  5. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    In the tree?
     
  6. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No right here....in my Grandson's Little Tykes Playhouse. [​IMG] Sorry about the delay but was having internet issues and was unable to upload pics.

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  7. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:VERY smart girls. A very safe and secure hiding place. Will you keep the nest there?
     
  8. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She laid #12 in it yesterday and has been sitting ever since. I am going to try to get a pic of her but have to be very careful. She is very leery of humans and flushed off the nest a couple of days ago when I walked by the playhouse. I think her mother (Royal Palm) had a spring fling with a wild tom last year. She hatched 4 of them and only the nesting hen made it. She is bred with my Royal Palm tom.
     
  9. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah I am going to leave her be. When the babies hatch I will open the door and herd them into the pen that my son and I are finishing up until her babies are able to fly up to roost.
     
  10. Jake Levi

    Jake Levi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats a smart hen !

    I have used dog houses for winter shelter for pairs and trios, 4' square, with 4' high roosts outside for sunny days,

    might be able to find more of those at home auctions and yard sales. As long as they are a bit over 2' square they should work. Price could be very right .
     

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