Need Help Asap... added pics...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tuff1430, May 23, 2011.

  1. tuff1430

    tuff1430 Out Of The Brooder

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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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  2. natchlaly

    natchlaly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] well done you ! [​IMG] chicks dont need food or water for the first few days tbh but i would put both in withit anyway [​IMG] you may also want to put a soft toy for it to snuggle up to like a surrogate mum [​IMG] Hope this helps [​IMG]
     
  3. tuff1430

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    do you think I've got it set up okay??? he's still wet.. ahhh Im stressing lol
     
  4. natchlaly

    natchlaly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds ok [​IMG] 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 [​IMG] a pic would help if possible
     
  5. tuff1430

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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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