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Will my broody turkey hen sit on fertilized eggs that are not her own

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by teria, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. teria

    teria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a turkey hen that went broody this past week. I have an opportunity to buy some fertile turkey eggs to put under her, as I do not have a Tom. How likely is she to sit on them and hatch them?
     
  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if she is broody she will take them, any broody bird will take any eggs as long as she can fit them under her, and won't accidentally break them(if she is a heavy breed and you were to say, give her bantam chicken eggs they could get broke) but turkey eggs under a broody turkey will work[​IMG]
     
  3. teria

    teria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I don't want to spend $30 on eggs just to have her walk away from them. I do have a broody chicken, so, I guess if she does I can just pop them under the chicken.
     
  4. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how long has your hen been broody?
     
  5. teria

    teria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My turkey hen has been broody for about a week. The chicken hen has been broody for a month.
     
  6. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the chicken will be a great option.
     

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