HELP me with eggs

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Rocky Top Chick, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. Rocky Top Chick

    Rocky Top Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was given wild turkey eggs a week ago and we are trying to hatch. (nest destroyed by cutting hay) The eggs are full with a small amount of an air pocket. No idea how old, however, DH just called and said they were rocking and rolling. I told him to up the humidity and see what happens. Did I tell him correct? You think they are ready to hatch? I certainly do not want them drowning.

    thanks,
     
  2. Barredacauna

    Barredacauna Out Of The Brooder

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    i wouldnt up it dirasticaly(or however you spell it [​IMG]) but if they are rockin and rolling i would put the eggs on lockdown and be ready for a great hatch!! good luck!! [​IMG]
     
  3. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you up the humidity, you probably want to drop them temp a bit. But if they are already rocking they are about to hatch, so probably best to let it ride.
     
  4. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    GOOOD LUCK!!![​IMG]

    Let us know what happens!
     
  5. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

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  6. ChickyChickyBaby

    ChickyChickyBaby Barefoot Bantams

    Quote:I wouldn't broadcast that you have or are hatching Eastern Wild eggs in NC. You are required to have a permit and they are very very hard to get. The fines are pretty steep if you get caught.

    Steve

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  7. jimmythechicken

    jimmythechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the wilturkeys we just hatched we put humidity at 70% an temp at 97-98 they hatched great they do not seem to like the higher temps.we have a wildlife rehaber coming to pick them up today.here is a pic of them very cute.
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  8. Rocky Top Chick

    Rocky Top Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I wouldn't broadcast that you have or are hatching Eastern Wild eggs in NC. You are required to have a permit and they are very very hard to get. The fines are pretty steep if you get caught.

    Steve

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    I appreciate the concern, however, we will not be keeping them after they hatch. Thanks,
     

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