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candling turkey eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by urbanagrarian, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. urbanagrarian

    urbanagrarian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When should I be able to see something in a turkey egg? I need room in the incubator and want to toss the infertile ones.
     
  2. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
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    Boy I wish I knew. I hope some one helps you. :|
     
  3. chickenlover210

    chickenlover210 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry
    I have no Idea!
     
  4. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    I sure wish someone would let me know. I candled eggs on day 2, to check for cracks (one was oozing) and definitely saw a dark spot in several eggs. Is this a good thing or a bad thing????????
     
  5. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    BTW, I googled looking for the answer to this question and there really aren't any good pictures of turkey eggs out there. These spots don't look like anything I've ever seen in a chicken egg. But maybe they do, it's just that the spots are too small to see?? My DD thinks it means the turkey eggs are scrambled, and we should throw them away...

    But THIS thread came up when I googled. How cool is that? BYC threads are google-worthy.
     
  6. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
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    I have 18 turkey eggs in the bator. I write everything down. On day 6- I could see lots of veins. On day 11- I could see lots of veins, dark shadows and movement. I am on day 25- I can't see much, but have rocking of the eggs.
     
  7. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    Thanks!
    Did you candle them any earlier than day 6?
     
  8. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry. I didn't candle earlier than day 6. I guess I wanted to make sure before I tossed the infertile ones out. I didn't get many eggs this year. I wanted to be certain.[​IMG]
     
  9. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    OK. Guess I'll just have to have patience then.
    It isn't one of my stronger traits [​IMG]

    I may go back and mark the ones with dots inside, and see if that is an indicator of fertility later on.... I was just hoping someone here knew already!
     
  10. cgjsmith

    cgjsmith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't usually tell with turkeys until wayinto the 2nd week. even then I leave them in there and have had some hatch from them. Crystal
     

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