length of hatch time??

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by SpringtownEggLady, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. SpringtownEggLady

    SpringtownEggLady Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 17, 2011
    Springtown, Texas
    [​IMG] I have a turnkey egg in my incubator that started hatching yesterday - this morning I see progress but very slow. How long does it typically take once you start seeing beak action?
    This is only my second attempt at hatching turkey eggs. The first hatching I wound up "helping" I had one make it fine and one died within the hour. I'm determined not to help this one (I've been told it's best not to).

    Anyone now how long it typically takes before i should be concerned??
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

    Jul 17, 2009
    You should REALLY keep your hands outta there, but if you are determined, then you should wait AT LEAST 24 hours after pip. Most chicks take a nap after pipping. It's hard work!

    If they get mostly unzipped and quit, help it after an hour. It may get dried out and stick in there.

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