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Candling Turkey Eggs - Day 10 - a little help PLEASE

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by TarHeelBlue, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. TarHeelBlue

    TarHeelBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just candled several of my turkey eggs - on some I can see growth - on the others it just looks like there is a big yolk floating around in the egg! Duds??? or late bloomers. I haven't done this before so I don't know what to think or where to go to get pics of turkey eggs. [​IMG] Hoping for "good eggs". Can anybody help me with this - you guys are my knowledge base [​IMG]
     
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  2. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

    Mar 17, 2010
    Western Washington
    Haven't candled turkey eggs yet, but I did do that with my brown eggs and quail. It took a VERY strong light to see development on the dark eggs. (I use a Streamlight Scorpion tactical flashlight with 42 lumens, and I can see everything) I would say that it is way too early to cull.

    Dark room, bright light. Might need to wait a bit.
     
  3. TarHeelBlue

    TarHeelBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm using a very bright Scuba light (not sure of the lumens - will check) Thanks for the input, don't think I will even think of culling until day 20 or so.
     
  4. maureen9962

    maureen9962 Out Of The Brooder

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    I use a 9 bulb handheld LED minimag and can see very obvious veining and movement at 10 days. I go in a dark room to candle.
     
  5. maureen9962

    maureen9962 Out Of The Brooder

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    I use a 9 bulb handheld LED minimag and can see very obvious veining and movement at 10 days. I go in a dark room to candle.
     
  6. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    I don't cull a turkey egg untill 14 days just to be sure. Remember they develope slower than chicks.
     

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