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Do Turkeys ever hatch early?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by pascopol, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. pascopol

    pascopol Songster

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    I hatched many species and hundreds of birds but my first Turkey eggs are in my bator.

    Do they tend to hatch early like some other species lets say 26-28 days?

    I want to postpone the date of lockdown for logistic reasons

    That's why I am asking this question to push the lockdown as far as possible (25-26 day OK?)
     

  2. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Songster

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    If your temp is right then it will be 28 days. lockdown at 24-25 days, 26 is too late.
     
  3. Frosty

    Frosty Songster

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    Peafowl are also supposed to be 28 days, and in a lot of respects they are like turkeys. I had a pea egg under a chicken hen and it hatched day 26. I don't think I would risk pushing the lock down day.
     
  4. mbnewby

    mbnewby Songster

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    ya they can be a day or vto early
     

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