Incubating Turkey Eggs.

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Megann, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. Megann

    Megann Out Of The Brooder

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    Any advice would be appreciated!!! My hens just started laying! And I'm new at this.
     
  2. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have good hatch rates with chickens, but have not tried turkeys yet. I too am looking for advise.
    I have a Brinsea ECO 20 with automatic turner.
     
  3. missnu01

    missnu01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also want to know what the differences are other than size. I am incubating my first chicken eggs right now in a Brinsea 20 Eco...so I have to do the turning. It's fine though...It isn't like I have to turn each egg individually...just rock the thing back a notch. Lol.
    I got the incubator more for turkeys and ducks than the chickens. I mean I am always happy with more chickens...but we are going to have to eat quite a few to not be over run here before too long.
     
  4. stillstoked

    stillstoked Out Of The Brooder

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    Newbie here also. I'm looking to hatch as many Spanish blacks as I can. I have an automatic Turner. any advise would be very helpful.
    Thanks
    T
     
  5. stillstoked

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    Oh and what do we do with the eggs other than hatch them? are they good eating?
     
  6. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes they are very good eating and make wonderful custards. I prefer the turkey eggs to chicken eggs for baked goods.
     
  7. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    Here is a link to Porter's Rare Heritage Turkeys egg hatching tips. It helped me eliminate a number of problems I was having.

    http://www.porterturkeys.com/egghatchingtips.htm
     
  8. KrisH

    KrisH Chillin' With My Peeps

    We also have a new Brinsea, and they have some great info on their website

    for example
    http://www.brinsea.com/pdffiles/Brinsea_Handbook.pdf (Incubating Handbook) !! READ THIS ONE!!
    and
    http://www.brinsea.com/customerservice/humidity.html (Guide to Humidity)
    and
    http://www.brinsea.com/customerservice/poweroff.html (What to do if the Power Goes Out)


    We have our first batch of turkey and bantam chicken eggs in there now. I will update when we have a hatch. This is a new incubator and hoping for better results with our other incubator.

    We set the turkey eggs on the 8th. and as of a few minutes ago I can see slight veins forming. I have never been able to see them this early before. chickens yes, turkeys no.

    RobertH
     
  9. chickieluver26

    chickieluver26 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can someone with information on incubating turkey eggs help me please. We found a turkey egg on our ranch we grabbed it thinking it was one of our chickens we got back to the house and realized it was a turkey I candled it and here are the pictures of the candling
    Here is the air cell
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    There is a medium to large dark mass at the top which I am assuming is the embryo am I right?
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    I have it in a homemade incubator that has a steady temp of 101.5 here is a picture of it
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    Can anyone help me or tell me if it is alive?
     
  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I'm no expert, but I think 101.5° is a little too high.

    -Kathy
     

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