impatient turkey chick

melody123

Songster
Apr 10, 2009
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A family member picked up some wild type turkey eggs at an auction and gave them to me to hatch. I put them in the incubator on MAY 5th. Today, while turning the eggs, I noticed that one was hatching. I now have a newly hatched, walking around, turkey chick that came from an egg that only spent less than 17 days in my incubator. I guess that this chick was really impatient.

I figure that the mother tukey probably sat on them for a while and then they were stolen and taken to the auction. But if that's the case, then how did this chick survive. The eggs were brought to the auction before 8 am, and spent the day in the outside air. I didn't put them in the incubator until 3pm. So they spent all day without any heat.

Hopefully I get a few more miracle chicks, or some regular timed chicks. Those eggs were expensive.
 

adrian

Songster
May 12, 2009
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Regina, SK
Quote:Hmm... Odd... Are your incubator temperatures too high?
I suppose what you mentioned is possible, in which case it surely would be a miracle baby!
 

walkswithdog

Crowing
Jul 17, 2008
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A period of open air cooling is not necessarily an egg killer as you've noticed.
Happens all the time, and many eggs go through it with flying colors.

Welcome to the Turkey Revolution


And a side note, a baby turkey is a poult.

Beloved Turkey
 

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