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Question about hatching Turkey eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tberggren, May 7, 2008.

  1. tberggren

    tberggren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you do it?? [​IMG]
    I have a chance to get a few locally and thought I'd try to raise some for the Fall. Is it much different from hatching chickens?

    Thanks
    Theresa
     
  2. tberggren

    tberggren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone??[​IMG]
     
  3. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My grandfather had a hatchery and he did a lot of turkeys. I don't believe they're any harder than chickens, ducks, quail, etc.... if you get them, good luck [​IMG]
     
  4. warcard

    warcard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We haven't found them any harder. We do all our eggs (peacock, pheasant, guinea, turkey and chicken) in the same incubator with the same settings. We have a GQF Sportsman, kept about 99.5 degrees, don't ask me the humidity I haven't a clue. [​IMG] I do know the turkeys take about 28 days to hatch.
     
  5. tberggren

    tberggren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Guys, that's what I needed to know. [​IMG]
     
  6. SueNH

    SueNH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    28 days otherwise no different really.
    I did have better luck hand turning than in the turner. My suspicion is the turner got the larger eggs too close to the heating element.

    They take forever to to zip out!
     
  7. Skyesrocket

    Skyesrocket Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    I have 2 dozen heritage turkey eggs in the incubator now. I keep them at 99.5. It's a forced air incubator. I have read that turkeys do better with a little higher humidity during incubation. Something about the turkey nest being more humid that a chicken nest.
    Mine are due to hatch the 24th. Holland Whites and Bronze. I hand turn...because I don't have a turner.
     

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