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Fall hatch for sure

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Struttn1, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2008
    Southern Illinois
    One of my Royal Palms is sitting a large clutch of eggs for a few days now. ooooooooooo boy. [​IMG]
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Lucky you! My turkeys are both Toms.....That's Ok though, I can't afford to keep too many......Gotta keep the numbers down. Don't forget to share pics of mama and the babies!
  3. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2008
    If they hatch, do you think they'll be ok when winter hits? Not sure what your winters are like, but up here in mid October (which would be about the timeframe for those to hatch) it could be anywhere from 80F down to about 8F.
  4. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2008
    Southern Illinois
    I guess I will find out. I am pretty sure I am going to try to sell them shortly after hatch. I also have a Rouen that finally built a nest and is laying.
  5. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2010
    Aitkin, MN
    If you could keep them warm for the first couple of months, they would make really nice Thanksgiving birds the next year. Its always kind of a race in Minnesota to see if the birds will fill out in time. This year, the incubated birds will be 27 weeks old, and might just make it. The field hatched birds will only be 25 weeks old, so will probably end up as Christmas turkeys. I also have a few hatchery birds that should be fine.

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