BC Glad to see they have internet down there so you can follow us?
Did you get a good pool (cabana) boy? Are you sorry you did not take me with yet?
Is your Hubby getting to see the proper amount of skimpy beach wear?
I just candled eggs, while it was still dark out. My turkey eggs are on day 14, no sign of development! I am happy about that. However, that means I have several dozen infertile turkey eggs to get rid of. It is too early for turkeys IMHO, but the turkeys feel otherwise. I did not throw the turkey eggs out, day 14 is too early for them to be thrown.
At the same time I candled the 20th Hatch. I am disappointed there. Not one of Ed's eggs are any good. This is the first batch I thought would be good. but I do not think I have seen him perform his duties in the breeding pen. All the BA eggs are good as most of the SS eggs are. There were a few Creamette eggs that were not good, but not more than expected.
At the NPIP school they told us we should get close to 100% hatches. I have my doubts on that one. I have increased my humidity and am going to raise it again today. They said 50% is where we should shoot for and 65% for last three days. I was running 25% and aiming for 40 on last three days. So I am changing and will see what happens.
Back to Ed. Is it possible he does not like his breeding pen and is on strike? He has a 4x6 coop and a run divided into 2 parts, a 6x8 run and a 8x8 run. That's 136 sq ft for 5 birds. There are corners and places to get away from each other. If his eggs are not good soon, I will switch him and the BA's around. They are living in a large covered pen, but have turkeys with them. Ed and JJ never seemed to get along, so that is why I did not put him in that pen.
Ivie You think all three of your SS's are boys? That seems unreal. Maybe it is just too early to tell.
Kloppers I have never seen an egg like that, maybe you have a hen trying to make the perfect "dipping" egg .
Edited by duluthralphie - 3/14/16 at 5:28am