when turkeys lay eggs in wrong place

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by gregmk, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. gregmk

    gregmk Out Of The Brooder

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    I have several royal Palm hens about 9 months old, one of them has started to lay in a corner of the goat shelter. there are 4 eggs so far, its been a 3 or 4 days & no new ones,i was worried that they would get trampled by the goats, so i built a flat roof over them leaving about 16 - 17 inches under for turkey to go under. Question is will she continue to tend them or abandon them because of the change( roof)? I'm not set up with an incubator, I'll need to build one. also how long will they last without her tending them. the forcast is freezing temps in 44 or 5 days. Any input would be greatly appreciated. thank you.
     
  2. gregmk

    gregmk Out Of The Brooder

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    4 or 5 days
     
  3. gregmk

    gregmk Out Of The Brooder

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    i just returned from the barn & the hen was sitting on her eggs under the roof i had made, but she doesn't seem to be on them @ night yet, i just don't want them to freeze. i guess i'll just have to wait & see.
     
  4. Happy Camper

    Happy Camper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If she's sitting she's working it... if you don't have an incubator there's probably not much you can Do besides maybe move her and the nest to a place where temperature is better. Dont know if that would startle her too much though. Hmmmm...decisions decisions...:/
     
  5. gregmk

    gregmk Out Of The Brooder

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    she is setting on them tonight(03-11-13), since i last posted she has been going back every other day for a period of time & depositing more eggs this morning there were 8, before she got on the nest tonight. I will keep posting her activity untill they hatch. Thanks!
     
  6. Happy Camper

    Happy Camper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How cool [​IMG]
     
  7. gregmk

    gregmk Out Of The Brooder

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    the hen sat on them for 2 days, got up this morning(03-13-13), there were 9 eggs, she's back on them this after noon.
     
  8. Happy Camper

    Happy Camper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is cool but NERVEWRAKING!!!!

    Please post pics if they hatch [​IMG]
     
  9. gregmk

    gregmk Out Of The Brooder

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    ok, the hen has been on them steady now for 4 or 5 days, she got up last night at about 6pm to feed & was back on them by dark, when she was off the nest i checked them, they were warm & there were 12 of them. i think that's pretty good being she's 9 months old. i believe that i can start counting from march 12, that would give her a hatch date of april 8(28 days).
     
  10. turkey lover

    turkey lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think I'll be as nervous as you when i think my hen should start to sit ,i hope i have as good of luck I'm a little worried
     

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