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incubator set-up

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mother of All, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. Mother of All

    Mother of All Songster

    May 3, 2010
    day and not the should the incubator temp and humidity for hatching turkeys be the same for chickens? I know is will be days but is there any other differences I should know about?
  2. bigdawg

    bigdawg AA Poultry

    Jun 28, 2009
    middle tenn
    yes, set the turkey eggs 7 days before the the chicken eggs. turkeys take 28 days and chickens 21 days that way they will all hatch at the same time. plus the chicks will teach the turkeys pults to eat and drink. turkey pults are dum at first. mom teaches them to eat and drink as will the chicks.
  3. Denninmi

    Denninmi Songster

    Jul 26, 2009
    Incubation temperature and humidity levels are exactly the same for turkeys and chickens -- 99.6 for forced air, 45% average RH for the incubation period, 65% to 70% for lockdown/hatching. I think the temp for still air is like 101, but I don't know for sure, never had one.

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