Turkey Eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Emchick, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. Emchick

    Emchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering, Can you have a broody chicken incubate Turkey eggs? I am planning on getting some burbon red turkeys and breeding them, but there is a chance that my Hen won't be a broody turkey mom ^^ So I just needed to know 'cuas I have a broody hen.
     
  2. CindyS

    CindyS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, there is no problem, only that a hen can not cover too many turkey eggs, especially a bantam, maybe only 2 or 3, a standard hen can maybe cover 7 or 8.
     
  3. Emchick

    Emchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool, I was worried 'cause the incubation might take more or less time in turkeys.
     
  4. CindyS

    CindyS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The turkey eggs do take longer, 28 days not 21 but the hens dont mind:)
     
  5. Emchick

    Emchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool, my broody hen has been trying to hatch forever so I thought I might accually give her a chance.
     

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