Originally Posted by kuntrygirl
Originally Posted by Barred Babies
So I had a question for those that raise turkeys... But it kinda got blown out the water with these Easter Eggers.
Okay so let me see if I can explain this with confusing myself.
I had 5 turkey eggs come from Hillsboro, IL. All made it fine and progressed as they should. Their on lockdown now, hatch day is tomorrow and as of this afternoon one had already pipped.
Then I recieved 12 from Arkansas. All 12 of those are progressing as they should and went on lockdown a couple days early. Their hatch day is Friday.
Also put 14 Easter Eggers on lockdown that I recieved with 23 Turkey eggs. Out of 15 eggs only 1 was clear. As of this after noon 11 had hatched. ALL the 23 turkey are progressing. Not a clear one in the bunch.
First I've never had such great hatch with shipped eggs ever... So I was just curious if it was just the turkey eggs that were hardier that chicken eggs but with having so many of the Easter Eggers I'm thinking that eggs coming Arkansas has an easier trip. But that doesn't explain the ones coming from IL. Anyway I'm just excited their all doing so well!! Also could it be that I'm using the Sportmans now??? I know one thing I LOVE this incubator! Would spend the money to buy another one in a heart beat!!
So, what are your opinions???
Missi, do you have both chicken and turkey eggs in the same incubator?
I just got some eggs from someone in Georga. I had them in the incubator for 14 days then brought the incubator to a school and set it up. 10 out of 12 eggs hatched for the kids and that's real good for shipped eggs.
Julie, as far as what I have read, the only difference between Turkey eggs and Chicken eggs is the number of days when your incubating them. So it should not be a problem to have both in the incubator at the same time. However on a Sportsman incubator there is a hatch area on the bottom. So you just move the eggs down to the bottom when they are ready to go into lock down. The chicken eggs would be moved down on day 18 and the turkey eggs on day 26 or whatever it is.
I run two incubators to basically do the same thing with chicken eggs. I just make sure that I set eggs at least 4 days apart so that I'm not trying to add eggs in the lock-down incubator while eggs are in there hatching.