**~~>>Second Annual Cinco de Mayo Turkey Hatchathon<<~~**all poultry welcome!

ChooksChick

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Last year was the Inaugural Turkey Hatchathon and we were a small but mighty group of newbies and old-timers.



This year many of us have our own turkeys starting to lay, and we're seeing our first eggs!!

It's time for the Second Annual Cinco de Mayo Hatchathon!


For those considering growing turkeys for Thanksgiving, this is the perfect time to set eggs and have a grown tender bird for the occasion.





Even if you aren't considering turkeys, you'll be quite welcome to join us in this event to chat along as we count down. I call this one a Hatchathon because it's a whole WEEK longer to hatch turkeys (and duck and peas) so the WAITING is greatly increased...anxiety and anticipation grow exponentially at the end!!!


Whatever you care to hatch, join us as we start planning for the event!


Search for some eggs to set, coax a hen to brood, borrow or buy an incubator!



We'll set Turkey, Duck, and Pea eggs on April 7th.

Chicken eggs will be set April 14th.




Quail eggs and others you'll have to figure out and let me know...


Please just post here in the thread if you intend to participate, and we'll work on contests and fun. If you want to sponsor a contest, let me know.

Contests:


Mandatory Poultry Poetry







Participants so far:


18peeps
arcountrychick
Arielle
bamachicks8
CayuseRanch
ceocka
chicken pickin
ChickenCanoe
chiques chics
ChooksChick - Sponsor
coldupnorth
CrazyPetLady
cuppycake
Daniel1974
debs_flock
Dinahmo
Dsqard
DURR
Farmerboy16
Fduncan
Gardengirl73
gardeningmama
Gryeyes
HappyAcresKY
HeChicken
Hurley
JD4570
Jessshan8
JulieNKC
Karimw
LFchixranch
Loghousemom
Lotsapaints
Mahonri
Manningjw
mbmess2003
Mimddh
MrHeinz77
mrshaggie810
Mstricer
nickie
Noncentzter
NotAFarm
Novanod1966
OffGridMAMA
Pele
QuirkySue
Razadia
ronott1
Sally Sunshine
SilkieSensation
Superchemicalgirl
Tammy N
Tazcat70
ThaiDye
Thebirdguy (who is not old at all, unt uh!)
TMNfarm
TommysGirl
uphilljill
Wax Myrtle
wife2abirdman
Wife2abirdman
wildriverswolf90
Wisher1000
Wolftracks
Yinepu​



If I've forgotten you or you aren't participating, please let me know!


Helpful Hints for All




yinepu's

Turkey Incubation Tell-All
This is the guide all Hatchathon participants should read!


Incubation Cheat Sheet
This is a basic primer on dry incubation and benefits thereof
 
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NotAFarm

Embracing the New!
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You know spring is just around the corner when the Cinco de Mayo Turkey Hatchathon starts!
I have 4 Golden Narraganssett x Royal Palm and 4 Bourbon Red and 4 Standard Bronze eggs scheduled to be here to set on the 7th!! I'll be setting some chicken eggs on the 14th to be turkey tutors....breed(s) TBA
 
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ChooksChick

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You know spring is just around the corner when the Cinco de Mayo Turkey Hatchathon starts!
I have 4 Golden Narraganssett x Royal Palm and 8 Bourbon Red eggs scheduled to be here to set on the 7th!! I'll be setting some chicken eggs on the 14th to be turkey tutors....breed(s) TBA
Hooray! We have our first joiner!!
 

HEChicken

Crowing
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I'm in! I got my first turkey egg today and even though I only have the one hen, by April 7th I should be able to set a small number of eggs.
 

ChooksChick

BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist
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I'm in! I got my first turkey egg today and even though I only have the one hen, by April 7th I should be able to set a small number of eggs.
Hooray!! I'm so glad you're in, Heather! Woohoo! I'm not even sure why I'm hatching any...I have plenty of them, but it's compulsory, right!?!?
 

thebirdguy

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I'm in... I have 8 dozen in right now for the Easter Hatch but they will be out just in time to set a few more!

If anyone is looking for eggs... I will have Narraganset and Black Spanish available.. maybe a few penciled palms.. pm me if interested
 

ChooksChick

BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist
11 Years
Aug 17, 2008
7,738
150
341
Larry, KS
My Coop
My Coop
I'm in... I have 8 dozen in right now for the Easter Hatch but they will be out just in time to set a few more!

If anyone is looking for eggs... I will have Narraganset and Black Spanish available.. maybe a few penciled palms.. pm me if interested
I knew we could count on you, Shawn! I'm going to candle the Black Spanish (& the rest) from you tomorrow- haven't gone to look at how everything is doing yet.

I'm not sure who is laying yet, but I have two turkey eggs daily. It's wonderful!
 

thebirdguy

Songster
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Nov 22, 2010
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Idaho Falls
I knew we could count on you, Shawn! I'm going to candle the Black Spanish (& the rest) from you tomorrow- haven't gone to look at how everything is doing yet.

I'm not sure who is laying yet, but I have two turkey eggs daily. It's wonderful!
I haven't candled any of the 24 dozen I have in right now either... one of these days....
 

dsqard

Crazy "L" Farms
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Jun 11, 2010
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I am so in!!!! My blue slate I hatched from birdguy's eggs last year laid her first egg yesterday. I am still waiting on the BR hen I hatched last year to lay too.
 

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