Why don't turkey's nest on their eggs?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by tinaturkey, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. tinaturkey

    tinaturkey Out Of The Brooder

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Many do and successfully brood and raise their own young.
     
  3. IceAngel

    IceAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Turkeys will nest on their eggs or the species would be extinct. I don't know what stimulates them to go "broody" because I have never been successful in hatching them other than in an incubator.
     
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  4. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    Turkey like to have 10-20 eggs in the nest before they start brooding.
     
  5. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Yes they form a clutch first, though not all go broody each time.
     
  6. tinaturkey

    tinaturkey Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanx for all the replies, Tina's up to 17 minus one that was broken somehow & 5 that i've given away. [​IMG]
     
  7. memphis

    memphis Overrun With Chickens

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    Cute turkeys!
     
  8. tinaturkey

    tinaturkey Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanx memphis
     

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