hatching eggs

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Glenmar, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are turkey eggs hard to hatch like peafowl??
    I have a Brinsea ECO 20 with autoturner.
     
  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I don't think so.
     
  3. zekii

    zekii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Turkey eggs take 28 days or more to hatch..some hatch at day 30.
    I find turkey eggs require slightly higher incubation temps...more towards the 101F range.
    Turkey poults like heat...keep the temps up near 99-100F in the brooder until they are eating well, and feathering out.
    Turkey poults require guidance at hatch...they are almost blind for about 1 week, so you have
    to help them find the water & food. In the wild turkey hens peck, and the poults follow along, so you have to be their mother for about a week. They require much higher protein feed, I supplement mine with lots of cooked up eggs & yogurt. Once they are eating well they grow fast.
    Enjoy!!!
    Zekii
     

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