Where should I look for my turkey's nest?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by endermom, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. endermom

    endermom Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 9 month old turkey hen who I think has gone broody. We got our first egg about 3 weeks ago, in the chicken coop, but then never found another one. I just figured she wasn't ready to lay yet and the 1 egg was just a fluke. However, tonight when I went to close up the coop, she was nowhere to be found. I have a sneaking suspicion that she was laying all along and decided to sit. So, assuming there was no "fowl" play and she is trying to become a mama, where should I be looking for the nest? Ground only, or will they go up? Do they line it? How well hidden will it be?

    THANKS!
     
  2. bigdawg

    bigdawg AA Poultry

    Jun 28, 2009
    middle tenn
    she will be on the ground, hid in a palmetto bush, pine trees,fence row any where she can hide. by the way i used to live on F road in loxahatchee. 27 years ago. good luck finding her. or you can wait 28 days and she will show you what she has. l.o.l. hope you find her and nothing has got her.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    When she comes out to eat, keep an eye on her and she will lead you to her nest. Don't know if you have any sheds or barns, but they are not beyond flying into the haymow or other likely hiding place.
     

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