Hatching chickens and turkeys together?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by JRoseBrooks, Aug 20, 2016.

  1. JRoseBrooks

    JRoseBrooks New Egg

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    Hi so I am kind of a noob. I got a mating pair of turkeys a few weeks ago with the hopes of breeding them and having little baby turkeys. My Hen just went broody two days ago. She has 6 of her own eggs under her and 7 chicken eggs. I know that it takes about a week longer for turkeys to hatch. I was wondering if anyone has hatched chicken eggs and turkey eggs under their turkey before. If so is their anything special that I need to do when they start hatching?

    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] She may very well leave the nest with the chicken chicks when they hatch. You may have to move the turkey eggs to an incubator to assure that the poults hatch.
     
  3. JRoseBrooks

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    thank you very much.
     

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