Please help! How to incubate turkey eggs?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Farmin Momma, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. Farmin Momma

    Farmin Momma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I could really use some help. The coyotes came and took my last turkey hen who was preping a clutch. I did open and check one, they are fertile. Now I have incubated and hatched many chickens but never turkeys. If you could please tell me what I need to know about how to do it. I would just look it up but my darn internet id down and I can only use my stupid ”smart phone” to access this site, which is not easy in any way.
    Thank you very much in advance!
    Sarah
     
  2. Scottingitup

    Scottingitup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Same as a chicken egg, the only difference is that lock down is on day 27/28. Increase humidity with slightly lowered temperature is recommended once in lockdown to help soften the eggs.

    (most sites reference day 28 - either I can't count or all mine have pipped on 27)
     
  3. Farmin Momma

    Farmin Momma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, thank you so much!
     
  4. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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  5. Celie

    Celie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they do not peep at 27 or 28 days, don't fret, as like everything in life, that can vary and may take 30 days. Also check your manufacture's recomendations for temp and humidity, since the sensor is in different locations in different incubators!
     
  6. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    THey are just like chicken eggs, just a longer time!! TUrn, turn, turn those eggs w ith CLEAN hands if you don't have a turner. Temp MUST be decreased when you raise the humidity. Use wet sponges in a small jar, or similar idea to get RH up to 70. I have also had poults hatch when I have missed their lock down date: no dec temp, no inc humidity. YOu will do fine.

    Porters turkeys .com also has a page on hatching.

    Good luck. Sorry your hen was grabbed.
     
  7. Farmin Momma

    Farmin Momma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am very greatful for all the advice from each of you. Thank you very much.
     

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