Turkey egg shape and incubation?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by morganalefae, Apr 5, 2018.

  1. morganalefae

    morganalefae Head nut at the nut house

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    Right last week I bought 4 bourbon turkey hatching eggs and I just got them. My question is should they have more of a point then chickens? what incubation temp and humidity or is it the same as chickens? and next I'm sure they are not suppose to be shipped point end up are they?
     
  2. R2elk

    R2elk Free Ranger

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    Turkey eggs are definitely more pointed than are chicken eggs. I use the same temperature and humidity for my turkey eggs as I do for the chicken eggs. It is not recommended to ship any hatching eggs small end up but... Here it is not uncommon for the USPS to to do exactly the opposite of what is marked on the box. If the box has arrows or This Side Up you can bet the USPS will put that side down. Check for destroyed air cells before you set the eggs.
     
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  3. morganalefae

    morganalefae Head nut at the nut house

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    Thanks for the info and I have checked the air cells they are not rolling so that's good but one does look saddled
     

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