Turkey incubation and early brooding questions!!!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by ticks, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    I'm getting some eggs here sometime this spring from anothe BYC member. they are Bourbon Reds and Blue Slates. Anyway, how do you incubate your eggs? WIll they fit in the cups in a chicken turner? I have seen pics of it so I'm jsut wondering. If not what are your turning methods? Humidity? Temp?
    When they hatch, what is a good sized brooder that will last them until they go outside, I heard that if turkeys' brooders are changed they can just drop like flies.
    Thanks.
     
  2. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

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  3. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Quote:thank you!!!

    I am using an LG, but may get the chance to use a hovabator. There are mixed emotions about LG, so I know not to put it in a drafty room, and it needs to be checked.
     
  4. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    What about food? The highest % I have seen is 24% I heard they need more though.
     
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    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Quote:Thanks, does the fact that they are heritage mean anything about % in food?
     
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  8. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:Yes they will do ok on 24%, 28% is better. The medicated is best also.

    I us 24% for both my turkey poults and peachicks.
     
  9. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Thank you [​IMG]
     
  10. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes the chicken egg turners will work for turkey eggs. I have used both the hovabator and LG incubators and turners.
     

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