Hatching Turkey Eggs in a Hova Bator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by danschicks, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. danschicks

    danschicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I have the Hova Bator 1602n still air bator with an egg turner. I would like to hatch 12 Bourbon Red turkey eggs. Can this model be used for turkey eggs? Will the eggs fit on the automatic turner? Will it put them too close to the heat element? 28 days to hatch? Thanks -Dan
     
  2. danschicks

    danschicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Come on all you turkey people... is there anybody out there?
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I'm not familiar with that incubator and which model it was that required the expansion ring. I would check with GQF to be sure.

    My 1583 and 1588 Hovas can accommodate turkey eggs with out problems.

    It is not recommended to use an auto turner for turkey eggs. Hand turning yields better results, altho that is not always possible for everyone.
     
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    I can't do the hand turning. Maybe I'll play it safe and stick with purchasing poults. Thanks
     
  5. cowman910

    cowman910 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if the egg turner it came with is too small and you dont want to turn it by hand then just try to buy a tray that fits turkey eggs.
     
  6. GypsyLadyBC

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    My Hove-Bator holds 42 chicken eggs with the egg turner installed. Now I want to hatch some turkey eggs. I wonder how many turkey eggs I can put in the egg turner.
     

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