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  1. HappyAcresKY

    ~*Third Annual Cinco de Mayo Turkey Hatch-Athon*~ all poultry welcome!

    I only added water when I first set the eggs & it was dry after the first week. I opened all the ones that didn't hatch, there was no internal pip on 4 (does that mean they were most likely breech?) one pipped at the wrong end and never progressed, looked like it bled too. I didn't open the...
  2. HappyAcresKY

    ~*Third Annual Cinco de Mayo Turkey Hatch-Athon*~ all poultry welcome!

    13/13 welsh harlequins hatched, woohoo! but only 1 of the 6 anconas (shipped) hatched :( one of the anconas pipped the wrong end and zero internal pips in the others, is that typical in shipped eggs? They were fully developed and moving on lockdown. I did have to help the last 4 WH out of the...
  3. HappyAcresKY

    ~*Third Annual Cinco de Mayo Turkey Hatch-Athon*~ all poultry welcome!

    8 WH out as of this morning, I can see a couple more working on it, it's hard to see with those fluff balls in there knocking everything around. Now my question is, will them playing soccer with the eggs mess up the rest? Should I take out the ducklings? Don't want to hurt the hatch humidity so...
  4. HappyAcresKY

    ~*Third Annual Cinco de Mayo Turkey Hatch-Athon*~ all poultry welcome!

    First off, I apologize for not participating more in the conversations, each year I have the intention to be more active on the thread but our littles and the farm end up requiring my attention more then I intend. Secondly, we currently have ducks hatching, this is our first year with ducks and...
  5. HappyAcresKY

    ~*Third Annual Cinco de Mayo Turkey Hatch-Athon*~ all poultry welcome!

    Our final numbers: 28 poults out of 56 eggs set 36 made it to lockdown... 2 looked like they pipped too early and bled out, the other 6 were fully developed but didn't pip, not even internally, when I opened them I didn't see a beak, does that mean they were upside down? 6 clears and 14...
  6. HappyAcresKY

    ~*Third Annual Cinco de Mayo Turkey Hatch-Athon*~ all poultry welcome!

    25 poults so far, love the color variety! 2 pipped too early and bled out, 3 are still working and nothing on the other 5 yet. Forgot how much we love them! We lost a turkey hen last night :( she was broody on the neighbor & I couldn't find her nest. Followed the feather trail and found 4 eggs...
  7. HappyAcresKY

    ~*Third Annual Cinco de Mayo Turkey Hatch-Athon*~ all poultry welcome!

    We're up to at least 15 but I think more, it's hard to count them :) I think I will get them out, the humidity is spiking so much you can hardly see in the windows anymore.
  8. HappyAcresKY

    ~*Third Annual Cinco de Mayo Turkey Hatch-Athon*~ all poultry welcome!

    Turkeys are hatching! 7 out so far this morning, many more pips and a few zips in there. It's so hard not opening the incubator to scoop them out :) 35 were developing Saturday out of 56 originally set, it's our first time incubating/hatching in a hovabator, grateful for enabler neighbors...
  9. HappyAcresKY

    The 5th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-a-long!

    Final numbers 2 welsh harlequin ducklings (11 eggs set) 9 mixed heritage turkey poults (13 eggs set) FYI ducks should not be turkey tutors, the poults are following the ducklings into the water dish and take FOREVER to dry.
  10. HappyAcresKY

    The 5th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-a-long!

    Anyone have advice for hatching ducks? These are our first and it doesn't seem to be going well for them. We had 11 duck and 13 turkey in the same incubator. So far 2 duck and 10 turkey have hatched, no more pips. Today is day 28 for the ducks. I can hear one chirping, how long before I should...
  11. HappyAcresKY

    The 5th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-a-long!

    First day of hatching, 11 welsh harlequin & 13 mixed turkey in lockdown. 2 ducklings and 4 poults so far with many more pips. Looking forward to finding surprises in the morning :) Our oldest son (4 yo) was so excited, this is how he fell asleep, that's a poult sleeping on his lap. Our very...
  12. HappyAcresKY

    The 5th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-a-long!

    Our eggs are pipping! We originally set 24 mixed turkey eggs but ended up with 13 turkey and 12 welsh harlequin. We picked up the WH last Thursday from a friend and they are 'due' Wednesday. They are in the same incubator and all set to hatch in the next few days. We've hatched turkey before but...
  13. HappyAcresKY

    ~*Third Annual Cinco de Mayo Turkey Hatch-Athon*~ all poultry welcome!

    We put marbles in their food and water and never had any issues :)
  14. HappyAcresKY

    ~*Third Annual Cinco de Mayo Turkey Hatch-Athon*~ all poultry welcome!

    This is our hovabator, 56 turkey eggs, I could prob fit a few more but didn't want to be excessive, haha :)
  15. HappyAcresKY

    ~*Third Annual Cinco de Mayo Turkey Hatch-Athon*~ all poultry welcome!

    Count me in again! I swore I wouldn't hatch many turkey eggs this year (just a few for the boys) since last year was a disaster in our homemade cabinet incubator. Well my neighbor is an enabler and lent us his 2 hovabators, we had a communal nest I was going to let the turkeys hatch but no one...
  16. HappyAcresKY

    The 5th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-a-long!

    I would like to join, I can set turkey or chicks eggs (homegrown) but our boys would rather have duck, is anyone selling duck hatching eggs? I'd prefer one of the heritage breeds (welsh harlequin, silver appleyard, magpie, Campbell or Ancona) regardless we'll hatch something! I am looking...
  17. HappyAcresKY

    **~~>>Second Annual Cinco de Mayo Turkey Hatchathon<<~~**all poultry welcome!

    Sorry for the multiple posts reply, doing this from my phone & it's pretty foreign. We feed a turkey starter from Hiland naturals and I put vitamins in the water the first couple days then every other day... No one else has any problems, we have 13 that are 3-4 weeks old and the 5 from this hatch.
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