First egg questions!!!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by franckowiakfarm, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. franckowiakfarm

    franckowiakfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi...newbie here. My BR just laid her first egg today. I plan to incubate. So, do I take the egg away right away and store it indoors or wait till there are about 10 eggs before I take them. Please help! TIA.
     
  2. turkeyguy123

    turkeyguy123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would take the egg inside and store it in a cool dark place. Also the first few eggs don't usually hatch well, so I would wait about a week before you start collecting them to incubate.
     
  3. franckowiakfarm

    franckowiakfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much. Just collected the egg and noticed it froze. I hope they all don't start freezing before I collect them. Wondering if I should put another heat light out there (I'm in northern Michigan). I plan to incubate in my basement so that will be where I store the eggs too. Any other suggestions are greatly appreciated!
     
  4. turkeyguy123

    turkeyguy123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am in southern Michigan and I have an egg freeze occasionally, but unless the are touching a cold floor or it's single digits outside I don't usually have a problem
     
  5. franckowiakfarm

    franckowiakfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I guess I will just have to wait and see. What do you hold your eggs in prior to incubating them? Hope I'm not bothering you with all the questions but I'm curious. What kind of turkeys do you raise?
     
  6. turkeyguy123

    turkeyguy123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just store them in an egg carton. I have a few blue slate x bourbon reds. I will have all kinds hatching soon.
     
  7. franckowiakfarm

    franckowiakfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Would you ship poults?
     
  8. turkeyguy123

    turkeyguy123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No sorry I have heard to many bad stories about shipping poults to try it.
     
  9. franckowiakfarm

    franckowiakfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for all the info...I really appreciate it!
     
  10. turkeyguy123

    turkeyguy123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're welcome
     

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