incubating turkey eggs

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by hot_house_chicken, May 26, 2010.

  1. hot_house_chicken

    hot_house_chicken In the Brooder

    Mar 20, 2010
    Winnie, Tx (Far S.E. Tx)
    i have a little giant force air incubator w/ egg turner, i'll be hatching royal palms. my questions are:
    1. can i use the egg turner w/ tukey eggs ( i know i wont be able to put as many turkey eggs as chicken eggs)
    2. is the humidity range the same as chicken eggs
    3. do you lock down the last three days like you do with chicken eggs

    any other advice on hatching turkeys will be appreciated. thank you in advance for your input. HHC
  2. Bluegem

    Bluegem In the Brooder

    From what I can remember hatching turkeys and hatching chickens are fairly similar only turkeys take 4 weeks to incubate instead of 3. I'm sure there are people here that are much more experienced with turkeys than I am though. Good luck with your hatch.
  3. DaKid

    DaKid Songster

    Aug 31, 2008
    Berkley , Ma.
    yep 25 days and stop turning -----temp. 100 ----hum. 45/55%------wet bulb 82- 86%F ------- BUMP HUM LAST 3 DAYS TO 55 -65% ---------- Turkeys take about 27 to 29 days to hatch .....................
  4. NancyinAlaska

    NancyinAlaska Songster

    Dec 26, 2009
    Willow Alaska
    I just hatched my 1st turkey eggs, 2 hatched out of 6, power outage, but I did everything the same as I do for chicken eggs except for 28 days, lockdown at 25. I put them into the turner, and put chicken eggs in a week later so they would hatch at the same time, it worked and the chicks showed the turkeys hor to eat and drink.
  5. trimpy

    trimpy In the Brooder

    Mar 13, 2010
    Grafton, WV
    The egg turner that they keep in stock @ TSC worked with my turkey eggs... I only had 10, but they were in a 3x3 grid and didn't have any problems with them touching or falling out. Little buggers started to pip last night, so may have some turkeys when I get home tonight!
  6. chseeads

    chseeads Songster

    May 28, 2009
    Bloomington, Indiana
    With the turner just be sure that the top end of the eggs has clearance beneath the fan or other parts hanging down in the incubator. You might have to leave certain spots in the turner racks empty to accomodate.

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