Turkey eggs different shape?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by jeffkerle65, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. jeffkerle65

    jeffkerle65 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been given 5 turkey eggs from a friend to incubate. Studying the eggs I notice that 3 are a bit longer & pointer, the other 2 are a little shorter & plumper. They all are from the same turkey hen. Why would this be?
    I have them in the incubator cooking & don't want to disturb them. I am only learning about turkeys & don't know much about them.
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2015
  2. jeffkerle65

    jeffkerle65 Chillin' With My Peeps

     
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  3. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    If you set those eggs on June 10, 2015 They should have hatched around July 8, 2015. I am assuming that you set the eggs on October the 6th which means they have only been incubating for 4 days. It is highly unlikely that you can tell anything on turkey eggs that have only been incubating for 4 days. Give them another week before you candle them and at that time you should be able to tell if they are actually growing. Seeing a dark blob that isn't the yolk at 4 days probably isn't a good sign.

    Good luck.
     
  4. jeffkerle65

    jeffkerle65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    No I set them 6th Oct 2015, 1 week today.(it's Sunday here) We here in Australia are backwards. We say Day, Month, Year. Sorry I will correct it so you understand better.
     
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  5. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    Okay its Saturday the 10th here but that still makes it the 11th where you are and that is only 5 days. Five days is really too early to be candling turkey eggs. I personally don't candle my turkey eggs until day 25 but if I was going to candle them earlier I wouldn't candle until at least day 10 and most likely not until day 14. Seeing a dark blob at day five may not be a good sign.

    Good luck.
     
  6. jeffkerle65

    jeffkerle65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok, I will let them go till then & see what happens. Thankyou.
     

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