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post #21 of 23
9 out of twelve hatched. It's been a week and all look to be thriving! It's defined possible. [IMG]
post #22 of 23

Glad to see this works... I had two Orps that went crazy and refused to leave the nest, so I gave each 8 of my royal palm eggs... I am dying to see the babies.


Edited by jenifry - 4/28/16 at 1:17pm

9 RIR, 9 Ameraucana, 4 BO, 2 Australorp, 2 Wyandotte, 2 BSL, 1 cat, 2 Dachshund, 1 HUGE Mutt,  2 Giant Goldfish,

1 Other half-who has delusions he's the better one, 3 wonderful little monsters who masquerade as children,

and then there's ME!

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9 RIR, 9 Ameraucana, 4 BO, 2 Australorp, 2 Wyandotte, 2 BSL, 1 cat, 2 Dachshund, 1 HUGE Mutt,  2 Giant Goldfish,

1 Other half-who has delusions he's the better one, 3 wonderful little monsters who masquerade as children,

and then there's ME!

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post #23 of 23
I never hatched turkey eggs unre a chicken but I have given newly hatched poult to a hen to raise, I believe they are better at teaching them to search for food. That is just me, other people may not agree, but I seen turkey hens raise poults and they don't call the poult to come eat as chicken do.
Here is one of my chickens with a few poults from last year.


Edited by FarmerMac - 4/30/16 at 7:20am
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