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will my turkey hatch eggs?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by littlekatzz, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. littlekatzz

    littlekatzz Songster

    Jan 23, 2012
    I was recently given a pair of royal paln turkeys..was offered six but only have room for a pair. A.yways the next day she laid a egg. I have her in a pen with chickens and ducks. Im intrested in having her raise a clutch. When she was out today she found a quail nest and was sitting and guarding it. Should I just collect the eggs for a week then place them back in her nest and hope for the best? Ive only had her for two days now.

  2. mamawolf544

    mamawolf544 Unbreakable Heart

    Apr 29, 2009
    alvarado, Tx
    I have 1 broody turkey hen out of my bunch and she will set on anything. But she wont raise anything. ??
    So I would give it a try and just be ready to take the poults from her.
  3. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana
    How much room is the area that you have her in?
  4. littlekatzz

    littlekatzz Songster

    Jan 23, 2012
    Not much at the moment. I wasnt expecting to get them and never had time to prepare. Ive got a spot I plan to set them in hopefully this weekend. Its my old goat pen thats 20 x 15 feet, because its field fencing I can only put the turkeys in there. Im thinking of triming one wing so they cant fly out. But the chickens and ducks would be able to walk right through so its not good for them. My yard isnt fully fenced so I get stray mustangs/dogs/cattle..plus I found out the hard way yesterday when I thought id do a supervised freerange in the yard that my horses will kill any birds that wander in thier corral :/ .

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