new to incubating turkey eggs! Help!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by pstines5, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. pstines5

    pstines5 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi we are wanting to incubate some turkey eggs and need to know what is different between incubating chicken and turkey eggs! We hatch chickens all the time! Thanks!
     
  2. Ryan521

    Ryan521 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my first try but i've got 8 in the hatcher with 2 hatching 3 days early. All i did was follow my exact steps same as i do with chickens. Other than a few days with slight temp changes i've not had any problems.
     
  3. KrisH

    KrisH Chillin' With My Peeps

    the main difference would be 7 days. as in wait 7 days longer for everything. 7 days longer to candle, 7 days mor to wait before lockdown, 7 more days till hatch. Basically chickens take 21 days, turkeys and guinea take 28 days. if you want to hatch out some chicks to help out the poults, just add them to the incubator 7 days AFTER you set the turkey eggs and they should all hatch as one big happy family.

    RobertH

    I have spoken with some people will also reduce temperature one degree when they increase the humidity, but we have not. we have a forced air incubator, not sure if they do or not.
     
  4. pstines5

    pstines5 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! I will let u know how it turns out!
     
  5. turkey lover

    turkey lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what is the reason top candle
     
  6. Ryan521

    Ryan521 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you mean to candle? If so then the reason is to see whether there is any ongoing development, or if development has stopped so you can pull the bad eggs out.
     
  7. turkey lover

    turkey lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh i see ill need to check an see how to do that,an after how many days does one start to check
     
  8. Ryan521

    Ryan521 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For chicken eggs i candle every 7 days after i set them in the bator. For ducks/turkeys same thing except first candle is on day 10 instead of 7.
     
  9. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    Here is the link to Porter's Rare Heritage Turkeys egg hatching tips.

    http://www.porterturkeys.com/egghatchingtips.htm
     
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  10. turkey lover

    turkey lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for the link
     

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