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Turkey eggs, HELP!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sara, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Ok, so I just bought 2 dozen fertile royal palm turkey eggs, what is different between hatching them and chiken eggs? I just set them out in my laundry room to come to room temperature, now what?
  2. Chellester

    Chellester Songster

    Jun 22, 2007
    Nor Cal
    From what I read on the instructions that came with my incubator, turkey eggs take 28 days compared to the 21 days for chickens. Other than that, everything looks pretty much the same.

    I'd confirm this with someone who's actually hatched out turkeys before.
  3. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    i don't have the directions for my incubator anymore, so i was wondering if there were any temp/humidity differences. If it's just the length of time then i am good to go. thanks..
  4. Chellester

    Chellester Songster

    Jun 22, 2007
    Nor Cal
    As far as I can see, it's just the length of time, but please confirm this with somebody who's actually hatched turkeys... IMO, actual experience is much more accurate than any instructions you can read!
  5. anschuck

    anschuck In the Brooder

    Jul 4, 2007
    So. Maine
    I'm far from an expert here but I have my first turkey eggs
    actually starting to hatch today
    I had more problems with my incubator so I wasnt really
    expecting any to hatch. I have temp set 99.5 to 101 and
    humity was by biggest problem. I had it mostly at 35-40% for
    the first 22 days then I just uped it to 68-70% after I took
    the eggs out of the turner. So today is day 27 and I have
    one starting to poke thru and chirping. We'll see what

    Last edited: Jul 26, 2007

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