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Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by ThePigeonKid, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ...fertile Turkey eggs last before being placed in an incubator?
     
  2. Jmiller429

    Jmiller429 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i, and most others go more than 7 days. but viability is a little longer than that.
     
  3. birdbrain5

    birdbrain5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i go 10-12 days, i think i have gone 14 once
     
  4. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

    Mar 17, 2010
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    I have eggs spaced over 14 days that hatched last weekend, and I have another batch spaced over the same time period due to hatch May 7th. I didn't have a 100% hatch, but the eggs that didn't perform were from the middle, not the far end of the cycle.
     
  5. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    I've set them over three weeks old (refrigerated) and still had a few hatch. But if you can set them before 7-10 days you'll get your best percentages. Even out to two weeks do pretty well if you stored them well.
     
  6. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've found 15 fertile Naragansett eggs for sale for $14. They are 12-14 days old if they've not already sold. Is this a good deal?
     
  7. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    Even if you get 50% hatch, it will be a good deal.
     

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