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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 1:23 pm 
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I have a gobbler that is setting on 4 eggs! He won't move. The hen is laying her new eggs on the floor. I tried placing the egg in the nest (while he was there) and I used a small board as a decoy to catch his attention so I could slide the egg in there.... He fluffed his feathers - but did not get off the nest - and pecked at the board!

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I dont think it is uncommom for toms to get broody, i have never had one do it myself but i have read that it happens.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:47 am 
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wviswildandwonderful wrote:
I have a gobbler that is setting on 4 eggs! He won't move. The hen is laying her new eggs on the floor. I tried placing the egg in the nest (while he was there) and I used a small board as a decoy to catch his attention so I could slide the egg in there.... He fluffed his feathers - but did not get off the nest - and pecked at the board!

Any ideas?

Thanks


Hi my male turkey has also decided that he wants to be a dad/mom, I was also bit surprise to see him broody


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:28 am 
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If I can get my camera to upload (grrr) the pictures I took, I will post them. I cant get my camera to work right!

Thanks for the 411.

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What is a 411 Tammy?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:22 pm 
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411 = information


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 Post subject: Update & pics
PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:05 am 
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Last night I counted 7 eggs.


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That's really funny, I wonder if he will finish the job right through till hatching.
I'll be watching this post for updates.


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 Post subject: Most certainly.
PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:04 pm 
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I will update when theres anything new or interesting.


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 Post subject: Update....
PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 4:15 pm 
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My male turkey is still on the nest. Each and everytime I sneak a peek... there he is, on the nest!


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 Post subject: No go.....
PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 7:11 am 
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He sat on them for 2months! I finally had to take them from him.


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