Turkey Eggs due to hatch on the 14th of March...HELP!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Maidservant, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. Maidservant

    Maidservant Songster

    Feb 20, 2008
    Norwich, Norfolk, UK
    I'm incubating a turkey egg that a friend of mine brought me just to see if it was fertile. Well, it is....I've had chickens, and I've had ducks, but never a turkey. How is brooding different? What do I need to know? Any tips for a newbie?

    Emily in NC

  2. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    same as chicks. make sure they find the feed and water. keep it warm. you should have something else in the brooder with it.

    blessings for a successful hatch! [​IMG]
  3. Maidservant

    Maidservant Songster

    Feb 20, 2008
    Norwich, Norfolk, UK
    I have 9 chicks straight out of the incubator in a brooder right now, I have 30 some more due to hatch this weekend, 6 naked neck and 2 duck eggs due to hatch the 9th, and then the turkey on the 14th, so the little guy or girl will definatly not be lonely! lol.

  4. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

    Feb 10, 2008
    Eastern NC
    Just make sure the poult isn't overcrowded, they can get pushed aside from the food and "starve out". Also turkeys need a higher protien feed than chicks, we feed our a 28% protien game bird starter.

    Steve in NC

  5. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Crowing

    Mar 9, 2008
    Hahira, GA
    Quote:That's what I was going to say, higher protein, and keep them warm 95 degrees the first week, a chilled poult is a dead one.
    Other than the high pro diet they are no different. Just as Sands said dont crowd them with older chicks!

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