Incubating Turkey Eggs - Help!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tia, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. tia

    tia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Valdez, Alaska
    I incubated some chicken eggs for a neighbor. She brought me 7 turkey eggs today. Do you set the temperature the same as for chickens. 99.5 and humidity 55???? I've hatched lots of duck eggs. These will be my first turkey eggs. Is there anything else I need to know. I read they take 28 days. I'm going to give them to her as soon as they hatch, because I'm going on a trip.
  2. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2009
    Treat them like chicken eggs. They should be a little drier than duck eggs. For a forced air incubator, incubate them at 99.6 degrees, with humidity between 40 and 45%, Increase to 60% humidity at lockdown. They also, IMHO, seem slower to develop at first than chickens (even when accounting for the extra 7 days). So, if you candle at 10 days, roughly the equivalent of 7 days for a chicken, it won't look like as much is happening in there, but it will be.

    Baby turks are so ugly they're cute, or cute but a little ugly, I'm not sure which. I've got 17 in my garage right now.
  3. tia

    tia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Valdez, Alaska
    Thanks! I am so excited. That is right duck humidity is at 55. Chickens were less. This should be fun.

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