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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickfillhay, Jun 25, 2008.
Look at my little baby Wishbone.
Still waiting on Leggy and Boobers
Aw , so cute. Good luck with the rest of your hatch.
I love how you named him wishbone!
He's all fluffy and white now. I think its time to move him to a brooder and feed him. I was worried at first because although he hatched himself out. There was a small amount of yolk that he detached himself from. I know with the chickens they absorb the entire thing. Well he didn't. And it took a while for him to get up and walk. But now he stands and sits in the right position, and is walking around. He gives me the look as if to say. OK, when are you gonna let me out?
That's a WONDERFULL IDEA, removin the extra egg trays like that.I can see how it drasticaly reduces open bator time when movin eggs from turner to floor.
YES! It was an emergency situation. The hens stopped sitting on the eggs. And I already had chicken eggs in the bator who are not ready to hatch yet. So I am taking a big risk. I moved the turkey eggs that still looked good inside. I removed the extra trays and put a cloth at the sides so the turkey won't get caught behind the turner. I learned by seeing. "Cause Wishbone had already gotten her/himself stuck back there once. The cloth on the floor is for comfort.
Turkeys supposedly need more help learning to eat and drink than chicks-- but I did it all "wrong" and had chicks at the same time in the same brooder- they still hang out together- though the turkeys tower over them- they lay down together in a huge pile ( they have a roost- they are just goofy-LOL).My Poults are named Drumstick and WIshbone.
I was gonna ask that next. HOW do you teach a poult to eat? I dip his beak in water and this last time Wishbone actually took a drink on his own.
But feeding is a whole other issue.