look what i got today!!! pics!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by birdbrain5, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. birdbrain5

    birdbrain5 Songster

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    i poked my head in the stall and to my suprise i see my RP hen in the back corner of the coop doing kind of a half squat and an egg under her!!! so excited this is my first turkey egg! i will be cracking it open later to see if its fertile [​IMG] its a pretty pink with what looks like purplish speckles. lets hope the other girls follow her lead [​IMG]
     
  2. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

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    Very cool! I have 2 that are laying now.
     
  3. Thomasturkey

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    I have never cracked a egg open to see if it is fertile. Do you have a incubator? In five days you can see the developing embryo. No need to kill it. Start storing the eggs in a cool place. These where my first three eggs. They would not be here if I cracked them open. If they where not fertile then I could cook them up for the birds to eat.

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  4. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Thats wonderful, congrats! [​IMG]
     
  5. Jmiller429

    Jmiller429 Songster

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    jealous! that mottled black is pretty cool
     
  6. birdbrain5

    birdbrain5 Songster

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    hmm maybe your right, maybe i will just see if it starts to develop. this hen is laying for the first time, the tom is just around a year too, so im not totally confident that they will be fertile, but worth a shot!
     
  7. tinychicky

    tinychicky Songster

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    very pretty egg, i like the blueish speckles. i hope it's fertile![​IMG]
     
  8. Taylor

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    if you have a male turkey in with them a.k.a. a (tom) then there's a good chance it's fertile! go on, try an hatch it! I didn't think mine were fertile until i incubated them and now I have chicks! I ate my first one, you will wanna save up some eggs before you hatch them
     

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