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To incubate or not

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Bisqit&Gravy, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. Bisqit&Gravy

    Bisqit&Gravy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The girls are not interested in sitting on them. I was waiting to see what they would do. They just lay them all over the yard and not in one spot. I have 17 eggs.

    I already have the 5 babies, that I plan to take to a livestock flea market well 4 maybe. Depends on if Crusty is a girl.
    I have a feeling they will sell quick b/c the months I was looking, all the ones I found there were already sold. I even got there at 6 am many times and they were already sold.

    I can't decide what to do??? Incubate or not???
     
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If they are in that high of a demand there and you can make some $, I say incubate away!!! [​IMG]
     
  3. Bisqit&Gravy

    Bisqit&Gravy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, that's what I was thinking. I got my 2 girls after they were already feathered and paid $20 each. All the already sold ones ran about $20 also.

    My cornsnakes babies just got pulled from the incubator and I have turned the temp up to get it ready for duckies. Ducks are so messy but if I can hang on until they are feathered and sell them it'll be worth the mess:)
     
  4. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You go! If I had that kind of market here for chicks and ducks, you'd better believe I'd be incubating away! [​IMG]
     
  5. Bisqit&Gravy

    Bisqit&Gravy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, think I am. At what age could I put them in with my 4 adults? Until I am ready to take them. That's the only space big enough for that many. Could I put a zip tie on a leg so I know which ones aren't my original 4. Of course I would check zip ties often to make sure they aren't getting tight.
     
  6. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    We tried to accidentally introduce an 8 wk. old to my 19 wk. olds the other day (the 8 wk. old got loose some how [​IMG] ) and that didn't go over very well. The older ones chased the younger one. It wasn't good! Can you build a separate brooder area in your coop to raise the ones to sell? You can also buy leg bands at TSC for them.
     
  7. Bisqit&Gravy

    Bisqit&Gravy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good to know....I can fence off another section:)
     

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