Going from broody to incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by favoritekitty, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. favoritekitty

    favoritekitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two turkey e ggs that are under a bantam brahma [​IMG] They are doing well but she is in the coop with other chickens. I found out the hard way that my girls will kill a chick [​IMG] I have chicks in the incubator right now that should be done hatching within the next two days. I would feel much safer if I were able to take the turkey e ggs and put them in the incubator for the last week. I tried to put my girl in her own box away from everyone else and she leaves her nest. What would you do?


    ARRRGH! Stupid holiday!
     
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2009
  2. shortcake1806

    shortcake1806 Sassy McSassington

    Sep 11, 2007
    Do you have some type of box you can confine her in for a day or two til she gets accustomed to it? Like a large pet carrier or dog house with a wire door.
     
  3. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Go ahead and put them in the bator!!! [​IMG]


    P.s goooooooooooood luck
     
  4. morelcabin

    morelcabin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    I have a friend who takes the eggs from under the broodies on the 18th day and hatches them herself all the time. She says that way she can ensure there are no dieases ticks etc from the hens on them and she sells the chicks to cutomers, so yes, you can do that
     
  5. favoritekitty

    favoritekitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just wanted to say thank you, guys. Im going to grab them. Im so nervous about leaving them with her. I have always wanted pet turkeys! [​IMG]
     

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