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Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by P-poultry, Mar 13, 2011.
I have a trio of Black spanish turkeys, the hens are laying regularly, but how do I check fertility?
Look for a "bullseye" on the yolk. There are some really great pictures in the Incubating and Hatching Eggs section of what to look for.
You can also throw some in the incubator and see what hatches. I don't candle turkey eggs until 10 days because they develope slower than chickens!
Thanks, I'll give both a try....
I candled the eggs I put in my incubator on March 9. I can see a embryo with spider veins the size of a bottle cap in all of them. I have no problem candling at 4 days.
Quote:Oh, good! I set 5 BR eggs on the 10th and I'm getting anxious to know if they're good or not. My first batch of 4 are on day 15 and I candle a lot since I have to hand turn anyway. They are looking great... well that is a relative term since I have nothing to compare them with as they're my first hatch!