Need Help Asap... added pics...

tuff1430

In the Brooder
9 Years
Oct 14, 2010
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I am currently hatching 25 turkey eggs in my incubator... We are on day 12. My hen had been sitting on her eggs for the last couple weeks, all of a sudden two days ago she got off the nest and refused to return.... In mist of hoping to save the 3 eggs, I put them in my incubator (figuring since she'd been off them a day, they wouldn't survive) WELP got home today from work and I have one biddy!! Up and walking! I know I'm suppose to leave him in the incubator a couple days after hatching but with my turkey eggs I can't since they are on a automatic egg turner.... I took him out, have put him in a small basket, under a heat light on one side and put 4 towels in there with him.. What else do I need to do? Food water?? I sooo wasn't expecting this.... pics to follow... Also edited to add. I have a hen with one week old chicks right now.. Do you think she'd mother this one or is it worth the try? I dont wanna lose this little one :)
 
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natchlaly

Songster
12 Years
Jul 2, 2007
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east yorkshire UK
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well done you !
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chicks dont need food or water for the first few days tbh but i would put both in withit anyway
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you may also want to put a soft toy for it to snuggle up to like a surrogate mum
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Hope this helps
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tuff1430

In the Brooder
9 Years
Oct 14, 2010
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do you think I've got it set up okay??? he's still wet.. ahhh Im stressing lol
 

natchlaly

Songster
12 Years
Jul 2, 2007
148
1
134
east yorkshire UK
Sounds ok
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when i had a situation similar i put mine in a storage box (plastic ) with heat lamp at one end but I covered the full base with old sheets not just one end to try and hold the heat and dry the little fellas out
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a pic would help if possible
 

tuff1430

In the Brooder
9 Years
Oct 14, 2010
15
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Couple hrs in and still okay! Gave him some sugar water and put some feed in the bin just in case... Not much but enough just in case... :)
 

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