Chicken sitting Turkey eggs.

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by dadof4, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. dadof4

    dadof4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My broody Wyandotte hen is sitting on five turkey eggs. How many people have had sucess with this? I know it seems a little late-just eager I guess. I'm on the fourth day.
     
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  2. farmertank

    farmertank Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't answer your question but I just wanted to wish you luck. When they hatch I will be expecting pics.


    Julie
     
  3. dadof4

    dadof4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I heard right it's 28 days, so I reckon 24 more.
     
  4. farmertank

    farmertank Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. dadof4

    dadof4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I hope they hatch.
     
  6. Harp Turkey Ranch

    Harp Turkey Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It can happen. As long as the hen sits on them for the 28 days they will hatch out. I know a guy here that does that and he has good results.
     
  7. dadof4

    dadof4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So far she has been VERY determine.
     
  8. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Your Wyandotte should be large enough to cover 5 turkey eggs easy. One thing I always do when we have a chicken sitting on turkey eggs is mark the eggs - just to make sure they can turn the eggs - we have some small mixed barnyard chickens that can only turn a couple turkey eggs. If they get to many in the nest they can't move them around to turn them. Other than that she should do fine - Watch her about day 22 on, sometimes they seem to know the incubation time and will come off the nest before the poults hatch. An experienced hen shouldn't have any issues though.

    Steve in NC
     
  9. dadof4

    dadof4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She does cover them well. I was worried because she is not experienced at all. She has only been laying for a few months.[​IMG]
     
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  10. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Hopefully it will work out well. you might want to have a backup plan just in case though.

    Steve in NC
     

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