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We bought 2 white domestic turkeys male & female. The female laid 1 egg She has no interest in egg, male & female are in same coop. Should they be seperated so she will hatch egg? She had the egg the 23rd. Any help will be appreciated.
-- dave DiPierri (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 25, 2004
I don't have any experience with turkeys, but with chickens, guineas, geese and ducks they will accumulate a nest full of eggs before they start incubating them. Did she make any effort at a nest, or did she just lay on the run?
-- Judy (email@example.com), April 27, 2004.
The broody instinct has been bred out of the white turkeys from what I have heard. In fact, unless you have actually seen them mate the chances are that the egg is not even fertile. If she were actually planning on setting a clutch she would be laying one each day. At least that has been my experience with my turkeys.
-- diane (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 27, 2004.