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female wild turkey safety (2 messages)
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I have had wild turkeys for 4 years. The boys all stay close and are quite tame. The girls are fine until they hide eggs and then predators get them. Any ideas? I can't get the girls to sit on eggs inside the enclosure and they are very good at hiding eggs where I can't find them. l
3/19/2013 11:58 AM report abuse
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I can only imagine how bad wild turkey hens will be when it comes to hiding eggs. I have a few broad-breasted bronze turkeys, my first experience, they are supposed to be the heaviest and with the fewest remaining natural instincts compared to other types of turkeys, and yet, they give me quite a chase when they hide their eggs. Even after they find a nest of their choice, I have to put a fake nest egg in it, to keep them coming back to it. If that fake egg disappears and they find an empty nest (like when my dogs stole and buried the nest eggs), they would leave that nest and will go far and wide to look for another. If I try to quietly follow them, they are better at detecting me than I am at detecting them, so they will keep walking until I lose them. They have been quite a challenge lol.
1/12/2016 10:46 AM report abuse