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Total brood loss after hatching. This has been the bigger problem in MO lately.

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any idea why the total brood was loss and any idea how they know it was loss (guessing they viewed the hen with poults, then a bit later without any poults for a couple days?
I asked. Ill let you know
 
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for me turkey nests are a numbers game, the more that nest the better the chance of hatching, the more that hatch the better the chance of making it to the limb.
Then you need more and better HABITAT. Many hens arent even nesting at all because they dont have access to nesting habitat. Juveniles especially.
 

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Then you need more and better HABITAT. Many hens arent even nesting at all because they dont have access to nesting habitat. Juveniles especially.
no matter what it is still a numbers game, t less predators and the more clutches are the winning combination....it worked nicely to get to the glory days!
 

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no matter what it is still a numbers game, t less predators and the more clutches are the winning combination....it worked nicely to get to the glory days!
Again, predators are irrelevant where habitat is plentiful.
 

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Are more eggs destroyed or more poults destroyed after hatching? Interesting question...
 

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Total numbers
Total numbers it would have to be eggs. A good nest success rate is about 30-40% so right there you are already at more eggs than possible poults. But, its always been that way.... nothing new.
 
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