incubating turk egg's.

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by CRYSTALCREEKFARM, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. CRYSTALCREEKFARM

    CRYSTALCREEKFARM New Egg

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    I have a tom,and a hen they are Bourbon Red's. I have had them about four day's now, and she only laid two eggs so far.I want to put them in a incubator.My father inlaw told me to put a dishtowl in a bowl, and place the egg's inside and place the bowl somewhere safe.so if anyone can tell me how soon do the egg's need to be placed in an incubator after they have been layed? I wanted to collect enough to fill the incubator but that is gonna be a slow process for 1 hen laying every couple day's. I am new to this so could use any info.thanks.
     
  2. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With only 1 hen you are pretty much stuck with staggered hatches. I like to get my eggs into the incubator within 2 or 3 days of being laid. You really need to have 2 incubators to do staggered hatches. When I put eggs into the incubator I write the date that they are to stop being turned on them. I use that date to let me know when to move them to the hatching incubator. You are going to lose half your eggs if you try to wait for 1 hen to lay enough to fill the incubator.
     
  3. Harp Turkey Ranch

    Harp Turkey Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My father inlaw told me to put a dishtowl in a bowl, and place the egg's inside and place the bowl somewhere safe.so if anyone can tell me how soon do the egg's need to be placed in an incubator after they have been layed? I wanted to collect enough to fill the incubator but that is gonna be a slow process for 1 hen laying every couple day's.

    You want to put the eggs in a used egg carton with the pointed end down. the temp will need to be around 50-60deg 55deg is optimal. With a high humidity around 70% to help slow the evaporating process down.You'll want to put the eggs on a slanted angle and turn to the other side daily,once in the morning and once at night repeat daily. We set eggs every Sunday. So if you are to collect all week and then on a certain day you were to set them all and start collecting again for the next week. You'll need 2 bators to make this work good. 1 for a bator and 1 for a hatcher. Eggs will store up to 7-10 days with good results if stored properly.​
     
  4. CRYSTALCREEKFARM

    CRYSTALCREEKFARM New Egg

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    ok,thanks everyone I appreciate the info.
     

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