I just wanted to make a post because I'm surprised and a little confused. I ordered day-old turkeys from a hatchery that were delivered April 5, 2018. They were a broad-breasted mix. I butchered all but one white hen. I also have a black Spanish. On August 31, I purchased three Red Bourbon's locally, which are younger than my current turkeys: one tom, two hens. My BBW started disappearing from the flock for hours at a time, and I always missed where she was going and could never find her. Then I noticed she had a beard! So, while I was slightly disappointed that my hen is apparently a tom, he was welcome to stay. But he still kept disappearing everyday. Over a couple weeks when he'd show back up, I was again convinced he was indeed a "she". Her snood never developed like a toms, even though she has a lovely small beard. Nearly two weeks ago I finally found her! She was sitting on a nest of 17 eggs down by the door of our dug-out walk-out basement. SEVENTEEN EGGS. The day after I found them, when she was off the nest, I grabbed an egg to candle it. It was really difficult to tell what was going on. So, with reservation, I opened it so I could see if it was fertile. It appeared the egg was developed to early the second week. Darnit - I killed a baby... 16 eggs left at this point. Now, if my calculations are correct, the remainder of the eggs should be hatching any day. However, over the last couple weeks the eggs have been diminishing in number and we are down to 6 for the past week. My dogs recently killed two raccoons in our yard, so I'm thinking they were the culprit. She is under a protective thing, out of direct weather, but I am not going to mover her at this point. So, points of surprise for me: 1. My hen became a Tom, then a Hen again! 2. My BROAD BREASTED hen laid a clutch of fertile eggs and is nesting at 5 months old!!! 3. My First clutch of eggs is laid in fall in North Dakota where temperatures have been below freezing already. This was my first ever experience with turkeys when I ordered the day-olds in April. It has been a fun and very educational experience, especially after I thought I'd researched enough to know what to expect. What did I learn? Not to expect any particular thing!!! Just wanted to share a newbies experience with turkeys! I don't know if the remaining eggs will hatch or not, but I will surely update if they do.