Freezing temps and unprotected turkey eggs. Help!!!!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by hannakat, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. hannakat

    hannakat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2010
    Beaver County, PA
    A friend got a pair of turkeys last year and she started laying eggs. There are 8 eggs so far but she is not sitting on them yet. We are supposed to have freezing temperatures for 2 nights. The eggs are in the coop but the turkeys sleep out on top the garage.

    Would it be safe to put a heater in there for the couple of days or will the eggs be okay in freezing temperatures?

    He has a small heater he uses in the chicken coop so he's set to go if that's the option. I can't imagine how they wouldn't freeze but then I know nothing about turkeys or turkey eggs!!!

    Thanks for any suggestions!!
  2. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

    Jan 27, 2007
    If you do keep the area `warm' do not exceed the low temps you have been having before cold snap (40-50° F is fine). Too high a temp is nearly as bad as too low a temp. prior to the hen initiating incubation.
  3. WVstruttin

    WVstruttin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 9, 2012
    Take em in at night and put em back out next day.

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