found this egg in our field....any ideas as to what it is?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by uncle rico, May 13, 2012.

  1. uncle rico

    uncle rico Songster

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    I was out walking in our back 40 pasture when I came upon this egg lying in the middle of the path. I'm pretty sure it's a turkey egg, but not quite 100% positive. Here is a pic, with one of our eggs (brown one on the left) to compare. It seems a little heavier then a chicken egg, and it has slight specks on it.

    Does anyone think this egg could be hatchable? I have a few broodies at the moment, does it work to have a chicken hen over a wild turkey egg?

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  2. SpiritedFarm

    SpiritedFarm Chirping

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    Hmmmm, cool!

    Wondering if it would be legal to have a wild turkey egg ?

    But I know folks have chickens hatch duck eggs, why not a turkey egg?

    Maybe a turkey eggspert could comment?
     
  3. uncle rico

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  4. SallysCrazyFarm

    SallysCrazyFarm In the Brooder

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    My guess would be turkey. Never hatched any before but I do know they can be speckled. Try to hatch it and see [​IMG]
     
  5. moonlitechick

    moonlitechick Chirping

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    Could be turkey. Most wild turkey eggs are speckeled. I'm sure your hen will do a fine job hatching it. You might want to candle it to see it the mama has already started it.
     
  6. rosie316

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    Looks like the goose eggs we just hatched. Incubate at 99.5 with humidity at 70 percent. Good luck!
     
  7. CorinneP

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    I Just got two young Bronze Turkeys as My Son Had to have them ! And am studying very hard Fast .. It seems to me though I know people who have raised Chickens and turkeys together .. Advice is against it ! Something about diseases the chickens can carry that don't hurt them but can kill the Turkeys.. They require more grit and a different type of feed as they Grow. So If you do Hatch it and want to keep it you may need to make some special preparations. I know we will be making a whole new area for just turkeys now .. And a Friend told me Wild turkeys are even harder to keep. So you might want to read a bit before making your decision.
     
  8. SallysCrazyFarm

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    My goose eggs are much larger. At least mine are.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Wild_Turkey_nest_and_eggs.jpg


    Maybe post in the turkey forum. Someone there would know for sure. I know turkeys take a little longer to hatch, 28 days or so. Chicken hens can hatch them.
     

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