candling turkey eggs

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by MarDav, May 9, 2009.

  1. MarDav

    MarDav New Egg

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    Does anyone have suggestions on this? Can you candle eggs soon after they are laid to see if they are fertile? About how many turkey eggs does a hen lay before she sits to hatch them?
    Thank you!
     
  2. CritterBazaar

    CritterBazaar Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes you can candle turkey eggs. My hens will lay upto 13 sometimes before they will set. Most of the time around 6-8. When they get broody they are not picky about what they set on. I have one on Turkey and Peacock eggs, and one who decided the Goose nest looked good.
     
  3. Harp Turkey Ranch

    Harp Turkey Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You'll have to wait around 7 - 10 days of incubation to get a good conformation on fertility or not when candling.
     
  4. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    The best way to see if an egg is fertile is to crack one open and look for the "bull-eyes". Also if you know what you are looking for you can candle sooner then 7 days.
    Either way good luck. Each hen is different as far as how many eggs she will lay before she starts sitting.
    Sharon
     
  5. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Not to toot my own horn but if you have a good candling light and know what to look for you can candle light eggs at 3 days [​IMG] Now trying to explain what you will see on a developing egg at three days is a lil hard to explain... but you'll notice development and by day 4-5 you start seeing veining (least in my experience) [​IMG]
     

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