Problems with turkeys hatching

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by lisa69, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. FredsGobblers

    FredsGobblers Songster

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    I had issues with my air cells progressing to far. That is why I run a 48 to 50% humidity during my incubation. That helped me in my styrofoam incubator. Hopefully by next spring I will have a cabinet incubator then my numbers will probably be where r2elk is at on his
     
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  2. FredsGobblers

    FredsGobblers Songster

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    they survived unless I was not carefull and tore some blood vessels
     
  3. lisa69

    lisa69 Chirping

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    They are more vascular than other eggs. they bleed like crazy . I find too that they don't always pip from where their nose is and it's hard to find it. Strong little buggers will crack the eggs where their legs are and I thought one was breech. So I helped it thinking it was upside down and he wasn't
     
  4. lisa69

    lisa69 Chirping

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    My air cells are all over the place. Some look way too small , some run almost the length of the egg. That is why it is hard to me to see if they need more or less humidity.
     
  5. R2elk

    R2elk Free Ranger

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    If the turkey eggs are bleeding when you help, you are helping them too soon. Be more patient.
     
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  6. lisa69

    lisa69 Chirping

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    Thank you to everyone that helped. He got hatched with a little help from friends 64665512_2738551772825164_3344243802192740352_n.jpg
     
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