Why is my turkey laying eggs again after hatch?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by chickenannie, May 14, 2008.

  1. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is this normal? she's sitting on a nest of eggs AND her chicks, but that will be problematic soon, right? She started laying about 4 days after the first batch hatched.

    (She was double-nesting with a second turkey originally).
     
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  2. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    ive never heard of a turkey hen starting to lay after hatching.mine hatched 12 poults about 3wks ago.an she isnt laying yet.she is raising her poults.
     
  3. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone have a clue on this?
     
  4. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

    May 18, 2007
    Portland, IN
    I have a hen turkey that will stop laying for a short time while sitting on eggs then she will sart to lay again while sitting on the eggs, she is doing it now, she has a nest of eggs and still is laying. She does it every year and now her daughters are doing the same thing. They are black spanish and all of the hens have beards and they strut around right beside the toms. None of the other breeds that Ive had done this, just the black spanish...............
     
  5. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What happens to the eggs she's laying while she's setting? I assume they would never hatch, right?
     
  6. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

    May 18, 2007
    Portland, IN
    Why yes they would hatch, they would still be fertile. I mark the eggs that she is sitting on so I know which egg was laid that day and take that egg out of the nest. When the hen gets off the nest to eat and drink, the tom will still mate with her. .................
     

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