Brooding turkeys

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by William1hens, Jan 3, 2016.

  1. William1hens

    William1hens Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 14, 2014
    I am getting turkey hatching eggs in a few weeks to hatch.Ive never reared them before.They'll be a mixture of Royal Palm,standard bronze and bourbon red.What are the different incubator requirements and incubation time for turkeys.Would I be able to fill up the rest of the incubator with chicken eggs and can I brood the chicks with the poults.Are there any special needs that turkeys have.
  2. R2elk

    R2elk Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 24, 2013
    Natrona County, Wyoming
    Here is the link to Porter's guide to hatching turkey eggs.

    Since turkey eggs take 28 days to hatch, I add chicken eggs 7 days after I start the turkey eggs.

    I do brood chicks, guinea keets and turkey poults together. Because the keets and poults need a higher percentage of protein in their feed I feed all of the babies in the brooder a 28% protein turkey/game bird starter while they are in the brooder. I have never seen any harmful effects from the high protein feed on the chicks.

    Porter's guide to starting poults.

    Good luck.
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