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I have been given 5 turkey eggs from a friend to incubate. Studying the eggs I notice that 3 are a bit longer & pointer, the other 2 are a little shorter & plumper. They all are from the same turkey hen. Why would this be?

I have them in the incubator cooking & don't want to disturb them. I am only learning about turkeys & don't know much about them.


Edited by jeffkerle65 - 10/10/15 at 3:09am
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I have been given 5 turkey eggs from a friend to incubate. Studying the eggs I notice that 3 are a bit longer & pointer, the other 2 are a little shorter & plumper. They all are from the same turkey hen. Why would this be?

I have them in the incubator cooking & don't want to disturb them. I am only learning about turkeys & don't know much about them.

I set these eggs on 06/10/2015 (Oct 6th 2015) in the incubator. I candled them today & they appear to be all ok. I can see the air bubble & a dark blob(must be the head) with veins running from it through the yolk. I guess that must be normal? Correct me if I am wrong.


Edited by jeffkerle65 - 10/10/15 at 9:05am
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Originally Posted by jeffkerle65 View Post                                                                                                                                                                                                  I set these eggs on 06/10/2015 in the incubator. I candled them today & they appear to be all ok. I can see the air bubble & a dark blob(must be the head) with veins running from it through the yolk. I guess that must be normal? Correct me if I am wrong.

 

If you set those eggs on June 10, 2015  They should have hatched around July 8, 2015.  I am assuming that you set the eggs on October the 6th which means they have only been incubating for 4 days.  It is highly unlikely that you can tell anything on turkey eggs that have only been incubating for 4 days.  Give them another week before you candle them and at that time you should be able to tell if they are actually growing.  Seeing a dark blob that isn't the yolk at 4 days probably isn't a good sign.

 

Good luck.

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No I set them 6th Oct 2015, 1 week today.(it's Sunday here) We here in Australia are backwards. We say Day, Month, Year. Sorry I will correct it so you understand better.


Edited by jeffkerle65 - 10/10/15 at 9:08am
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No I set them 6th Oct 2015, 1 week today.(it's Sunday here) We here in Australia are backwards. We say Day, Month, Year. Sorry I will correct it so you understand better.


Okay its Saturday the 10th here but that still makes it the 11th where you are and that is only 5 days.  Five days is really too early to be candling turkey eggs.  I personally don't candle my turkey eggs until day 25 but if I was going to candle them earlier I wouldn't candle until at least day 10 and most likely not until day 14.  Seeing a dark blob at day five may not be a good sign.

 

Good luck.

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In wonderful Wyoming.

Bob

 

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Welsummers, mixed breed chickens, Blue Slate turkeys, Sweetgrass turkeys and guineas.

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Ok, I will let them go till then & see what happens. Thankyou.

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