Never say done ***PICTURES!!!***

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by GloriaH, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. GloriaH

    GloriaH Songster

    Mar 18, 2007
    Watertown, Tennessee
    A friend was cutting hay and chased a Turkey off her nest. He was afraid she wouldn't come back or he would run over them when he bailed. Well, guess who has 9 Turkey eggs in her incubator. I don't know how far along they are. I can see them moving around alot. I thought I would just leave them in the incubator untill I see a pip, then put them in the hatcher. What do you think? I also couldn't see running the bator with just 9 eggs so of course I had to fill it up with Chicken eggs. [​IMG] Any hints on hatching and raising turkeys wiil be welcome...Gloria
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2008
  2. Gloria, while you are acting with the best intentions you might want to check with your state Department of Natural resources to be sure you are not in violation of Federal game laws, since I believe you are discussing a wild turkey nest and eggs.

    Here is a site with some interesting information on wild birds and the laws that may apply federally:

    Just thought you might not know. What ever you decide good luck and happy hatching.
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Turkeys take longer to hatch out than chicken eggs too...28 days plus you have to stop turning on day 25...

    Not sure about the temp and humidity levels for them....might be different than chicken eggs but I have never hatched them so hope someone can come along to tell you if they do....
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2008
  4. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

    Feb 4, 2007
    Leesville, SC
    Never say done

    Thats my wifes motto.​
  5. GloriaH

    GloriaH Songster

    Mar 18, 2007
    Watertown, Tennessee
    Here they are 2 days old. They are eating and drinking and doing well.

  6. drafthorse39

    drafthorse39 Songster

    Jan 12, 2007
    Baltimore, MD
    [​IMG] They are too cute!
  7. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Songster

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    oh wow.. congrats.. you saved them!!
  8. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Songster

    May 23, 2008
    How many out of the 9 hatched? Their very cute!
  9. GloriaH

    GloriaH Songster

    Mar 18, 2007
    Watertown, Tennessee
    All 9 hatched. I had to help them out of the shell due to the fact that I didn't up the humidity. (I didn't know when too.) I left them in the turner untill they pipped. I am feeding them Dumore 20% Chick and Turkey starter/grower...Gloria
  10. Smitty's Farm

    Smitty's Farm Songster

    Aug 24, 2007
    St Clair County, Il
    Awwwww!!!! Congratulations!!!!! [​IMG] They are so cute!

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