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WillowRidgeCalls wrote: I'm curious as to how long a hen can carry a Tom's seed in her before it becomes unfertile to produce fertile eggs? That may be why some hens nest later than others, they may carry it to long before they start to nest and then lay eggs and nest on them until she discovers that the eggs aren't fertile and then goes to find another Tom which may have left the area to regroup with other Toms, to rebreed again?
When a gobbler mates with a hen his sperm travels into the hen’s oviduct and remains in there in the infundibulum, sometimes referred to as ”sperm nests” areas that collect and store semen for later fertilization of the turkey’s eggs.
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