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Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Megann, Mar 13, 2013.
Any advice would be appreciated!!! My hens just started laying! And I'm new at this.
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.
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.
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.
Oh and what do we do with the eggs other than hatch them? are they good eating?
Yes they are very good eating and make wonderful custards. I prefer the turkey eggs to chicken eggs for baked goods.
Here is a link to Porter's Rare Heritage Turkeys egg hatching tips. It helped me eliminate a number of problems I was having.
We also have a new Brinsea, and they have some great info on their website
http://www.brinsea.com/pdffiles/Brinsea_Handbook.pdf (Incubating Handbook) !! READ THIS ONE!!
http://www.brinsea.com/customerservice/humidity.html (Guide to Humidity)
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.
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
There is a medium to large dark mass at the top which I am assuming is the embryo am I right?
I have it in a homemade incubator that has a steady temp of 101.5 here is a picture of it
Can anyone help me or tell me if it is alive?
I'm no expert, but I think 101.5° is a little too high.