new to hatching turkeys.temp question...

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by kyrose, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    Melbourne,Ky.
    can someone please tell me what the temp. and humidity should be in an incubator...
     
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2009
  2. longranger

    longranger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Same as chickens but with a 28 day incubation instead of 21. Temp 99.6 for bators with a fan and 100.5 without. Without a fan cuts hatch rate a lot. Humidity about 50% though day 25. Keep eggs in an autoturner or turn manually through day 25. Then stop turning eggs, lay them on their sides, raise humidity to 60-70% and try not to open the bator unless you really have to. Keeping high humidity is important to help soften the shell and membranes a bit.

    Oh forgot. Candle about once a week to determine egg viability and developement. Remove eggs that are clear past 1 week, eggs with blood rings or eggs that become all dark early on. You will need a brighter light source than for a chicken egg and some patience at first to assess developement.
     
  3. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    Melbourne,Ky.
    thanks for all the info...
     

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