Turkey eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Flawedatdesign, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. Flawedatdesign

    Flawedatdesign Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay just found out from one of my friends he is going to handing over some turkey eggs for me to incubate.

    Other than time any difference from Chicken eggs?
     
  2. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not really

    they need more humidity at hatching during the last 3 days
     
  3. jfulcher

    jfulcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not speaking from experience just from what I have heard a lot on byc, that turkey eggs are rather difficult to hatch. Humidity needs to be super duper high in the end.
     
  4. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    I have 12 in the LG now. The time to hatch is stretched out. The size of the air cell increases over 25 days and the egg needs to loose 12-14 % of its weight. Kevin Porter specializes in turkeys and has a page on incubating. Note: Kevin Porter recommends DECREASING the temperature BEFORE increasing the humidity. GL

    http://www.porterturkeys.com/egghatchingtips.htm
     

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