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Turkey Hatching Problems

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Darkfeather, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. Darkfeather

    Darkfeather Out Of The Brooder

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    I've had trouble hatching any of my Royal palm turkey eggs but I finally got one to term.

    Unfortunately, yesterday which was day 27, someone locked my cats in my room and they knocked over the incubator. I came home to this and quickly put the incubator back together and put the egg back in. Fortunately it had survived as it was peeping very loudly last night after it warmed up again.

    The peeping has since quieted down and there's been no pipping yet. I'm worried whether this chick will be strong enough to hatch on its own after yesterday's trauma.

    I've had little luck with anyone replying to my posts on these forums in the past so please any help or advice would be very much appreciated. Thanks!
     
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  2. Darkfeather

    Darkfeather Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone?
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I am not a hatching expert, far from it. Have you candled it? Can you see it's beak in the air cell?

    -Kathy
     
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    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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  5. chicapee

    chicapee Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    How are you doing?
     
  6. Darkfeather

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    I opened the egg and he was already dead. :(

    He also looks deformed? Beak crooked and one eye is very large and the other is very small or not there.
     
  7. chicapee

    chicapee Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    What a shame, maybe you can try again. Were they shipped eggs? If you have anymore questions about hatching check out the incubating and hatching section. Many knowledgeable people frequent this thread https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...s-right-whos-wrong-no-one/24160#post_15876619 . There is alot of info there and there is usually someone about. Wishing you all the best.
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    So sorry!

    -Kathy
     
  9. Darkfeather

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    No they were from my own turkeys and I'm pretty sure they're done laying for the season. Maybe next year.

    And thank you I might check that out. I have a lot more luck with chicken eggs. Turkeys though...
     
  10. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    I'm assuming you are using an incubator, sorry, I don't have much to add about using them, I use my Bantam hens to hatch all my turkey eggs, they do a wonderful job, incubators have so many things to factor in, hopefully you'll get some next year.
     

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