1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    Not a member yet? join BYC here & then introduce yourself in our community forum here.

Hatching of Eggs - How is your's Going

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by buc, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. buc

    buc Songster

    260
    0
    149
    Apr 20, 2007
    kansas
    I am coming to the end of my first year of hatching chickens (silver laced WY) and Turkeys (Blue's) from home grown eggs.

    The chickens have been a huge success with about a 75 percent average live birth rate, the turkeys have been an almost total failure ( 6 alive, 2 dead after hatching and 10 or so no shows)
     
  2. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

    2,104
    15
    203
    Jan 15, 2007
    Shepherdstown, WV
    I have heard from a local farmer that turkeys in general are difficult to hatch and frustrating.
    Sorry, don't have any stats for you on hatching, just wanted to throw that out there for what its worth... [​IMG]
     
  3. buc

    buc Songster

    260
    0
    149
    Apr 20, 2007
    kansas
    I have heard the same at the local Co-OP, no one had hatching rates to speak of, just a general "turkey's are lower then chickens".

    Advice on the humidity in the bator was suggested to be the main cause, however no general thought on what that should be.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: