Cream Crested Legbars, BCM, Rhodebars, bearded silkies, good laced/buff laced polish, black/lavender ameraucanas
Bourbon red, red bronze, royal palm, mottled black
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feel for you, right now it has me by the throat but i at least have someone to feed for me, feel better
I drop the temp to 98.5 (or close) for hatching (forced air incubator). High humidity + high temps is dangerous according the the Porter Turkey website. I follow "turkey protocols" because I consider them slightly harder to hatch than chickens, so I figure good for them is optimal for chicks.
Here are some of the turkeys (and a guinea) in my basement. The white ones are Midget Whites and the 3 dark ones are Royal Palm x Black Mottled. One of our black mottled hens is my very favorite bird on the whole farm. She really knows how to extract treats from me, I expect her babies are learning that too.
It must be because they are "super chicks"
(couldn't find a pic of a chick with a tiny cape)
I have noticed that some breeds feather out faster than others. Ameraucanas as slow, but Welsummers sprout feathers right away and are the first to jump up on the edge of the brooder to "scope out the terrain" (and presumably report back to the others). Any turkey poults on the other hand, are always leading the "landing party" when they finally make a break for it.
It could be some of both going on, though I would never accuse someone of a poor memory - that is very likely to come back around someday. Much safer to declare them to be super chicks.