Over the past 28 days our female turkey, Clarice, has been broody. She has been sitting on a large batch of eggs.
All of the eggs, but one, are from our chickens! Clarice laid one egg! However, she is a great sitter. So far, she has hatched
a number of chicken eggs, since it only takes 21 days for a chicken’s egg to hatch. Today, her chick hatched. My husband has
gathered the chicks as she hatched them, since another chicken or turkey can do harm to chicks that are not their own. Today when he picked
her up he received an entirely different response. She started peaking him and working to get back to the nest. This was her baby and her mother
instincts just took over.
I am looking forward to watching this new turkey grow. I will let you know if it is a boy or girl. Really hoping for Clarice Jr.