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My first Eggs!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by barnwife, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. barnwife

    barnwife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got my first eggs ever this morning!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Some bourbon red turkey eggs from sandspoultry here on BYC. [​IMG]

    [​IMG] They were packaged PERFECTLY!

    They arrived in 2 days, and my mailman even stopped his truck and HAND delivered them, rather than honking in the drive and handing them out the window ...his normal custom.

    They are the prettiest eggs you've ever seen, like someone dyed them carefully the palest pink, and speckled them with tiny reddish-brown specks!!!
    Pretty as an Easter egg!

    Each was individually wrapped in 42,000 sq inches of bubble wrap, carefully nested inside a box of medium-tight packing peanuts, and covered with more bubble wrap.

    And they sent an extra!!!

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    but my camera died, so no pics ......YET

    Just wait till I figure out whats wrong with it [​IMG] dadgum newfangled electric nonsense (as grandpa always says) [​IMG]

    So, here goes the day of rest, and then the work begins!


    P.S. Any advice on turkey hatching? I'm a newbie, and read every post I can about it, but I'm an information-aholic and a worry wart.

    Thanks for looking
     
  2. newchickenfamily

    newchickenfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Congrats on the eggs! Isn't it eggciting?? [​IMG] I have not hatched turkey eggs before, but I know what you mean about the information-aholic and worry wart business! [​IMG]
     
  3. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    We are glad you are pleased with your eggs! Make sure you let them rest for at least 12 hours (24 is better) before you incubate them. Check your incubator directions, but we use the same settings in our GQF Sportsman as for chicken eggs. Stop turning on day 25, turkey poults running around day 27-28. [​IMG]

    And don't forget to chant 3 times everytime you check the eggs. "Everybody loves a turkey"


    Steve
     
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2009

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