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Brooding turkey/chicken I took eggs

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Janet D, Apr 25, 2017.

  1. Janet D

    Janet D Hatching

    Feb 27, 2017
    hello chicken people[​IMG]I have only hatched one batch of eggs,now I have a turkey that is brooding eggs. In Ga last weekend the weather was bad with a cold front. She stayed on her eggs for 36 hours or so in the rain and cold , she had no cover. When she got up she was shivering and headed for coop. I watched for 20 minutes,she wasn't going back so I took eggs And put in incubator, and gave eggs that wouldn't hatch in case she came back. She has been back on them for 48 hours and seems to be staying. I candled the eggs and they look good. My question is can I give them back to her, should I wait til closer to hatch date or what[​IMG]

  2. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Janet D [​IMG] Welcome!

    Good question! Sorry that I do not have an answer. I am thinking that moving them too often can not be a good thing, fluctuations in temperature and humidity etc, but I could also be wrong.

    I recommend checking with the folks on the Incubating & Hatching Forum: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/5/incubating-hatching-eggs

    Good luck.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread:https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - great that you have joined us. You have some great links from Teila already, but there's also the turkey forum that you may wish to drop in and say hi - https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/20/turkeys

    Best wishes
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Maybe your turkey hen is just not fully committed to hatching her eggs. It might be better to just incubate them and have them safe. Once they hatch, sometimes folks raise a chicken chick or two with them as "turkey tutors," to show them where food and water is etc.
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