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Help with turkey eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by wvwiley, May 11, 2009.

  1. wvwiley

    wvwiley Out Of The Brooder

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    24 turkey eggs day 28 only 3 hatched 1 died during pipping from shell, day 31 took two eggs out they both had turkeys in them, what happened i turned 3 times a day, temp about 100 always humidity not sure of ,could that have killed embryo at 18 days i quit turning and filled both rings full of water,i had some condensation on inside cover after first 2 hatched, could i have had to much humidity or any suggestion the other eggs all have embryo in them obiouvsely dead now. what did i do wrong i have a great deal on turkey eggs and do not want to do this again until i figure out what when wrong
     
  2. goose man al

    goose man al Out Of The Brooder

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    18 days sounds early. from what i have read it said to stop turing at 24-25 days. but corecte me if i am wrong
     
  3. wvwiley

    wvwiley Out Of The Brooder

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    my mistake i quit turning 3 days before expected hatch,

    i think i may have had humidity to high
     
  4. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    Not sure what could have gone wrong. We hatched 10 out of 13 in a LG still air and just kept water in it. Never used a humidity gauge. We stopped turning the day before they hatched. A friend gave them to us and said that the hen just started setting that day. Obviousely she was setting before that. We got lucky I guess.
     
  5. Picco

    Picco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not turning the eggs for 10 days is what went wrong. The eggs need to be turned so temperature is even and so the embryos develop properly. Stopping at day 25 is recommended. The only reason you really need to stop turning is to keep the humidity up in the incubator so its easier for the poults to hatch.
     

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