Who do turkeys make there nest.

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by JonathanL23, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. JonathanL23

    JonathanL23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they like chickens sit on the nest 24/7 and lay eggs and hatch them out or are they like ducks lay a egg a day till they have enough then set. My female turkey layed a egg and idk if its fertile as I never seen the tom mate her I was gonna take it and crack it to see if it had a bulls eye but I put a bunch of hay in the corner and put the egg on the hay and showed her the egg.
     
  2. WalnutHill

    WalnutHill Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Usually the hen will pick where she makes her nest, usually just on the ground on some straw or under a brush pile outside. Chickens, ducks and turkeys all lay eggs one at a time until they have a clutch, and when they have enough they will start to set.

    But if she isn't acting like a broody hen, ruffling her feathers, changing her voice, looking threatening when you approach the nest, she's probably not ready.

    If you moved the egg she might not lay more in the new nest and might not set where you want, even if she goes broody. Or then she might.

    I made my hens a nice low nest box and filled it with fresh straw. Since they aren't broody, they pulled all the straw out and scratched it around. When they want a box, it will be empty and they will have to fill it.
     

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