Found a turkey nest

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by nc.hunter, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. nc.hunter

    nc.hunter Guest

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    Hey guys, I found a turkey nest of 10 turkey eggs right at the edge of my feild! That is only about 30 yards from my house! I am surprised that a hen would lay her eggs so close to my house. I read that a hen will keep her eggs warm for about a month, then they hatch. So ill be leaving that area alone for a while. More turkeys means more turkey hunting. PS. I thought they were snake eggs at first and I was about to shoot um' up whith the 12 gauge, glad a did my research.
     
  2. neophyte

    neophyte Wonderment :) Forum Contributor

    research

    nc. hunter: Sir; good deal. We need more like you.:)
    Research before you jump:) follow the "nc.hunter's" lead:)
     

  3. How big was the gobble eggs?
     
  4. nc.hunter

    nc.hunter Guest

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    About 3 inches long and almost 2 inches wide, I'll measure tommorrow.
     
  5. sell33

    sell33 G&G Enthusiast

    i don't know if its a good idea to keep going around the nest...don't know about turkeys and eggs but don't alot of animals abandon nests, etc. after they have been disturbed?
     
  6. just_a_car

    just_a_car G&G Enthusiast

    That's correct. Even if they're not disturbed, if the smell of a human is on a baby duck, the mother will abandon it.

    I don't know how turkeys work in the wild, but it's probably best to just leave it be for now until they've hatched.