turkey incubation with chook eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Gazinga, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. Gazinga

    Gazinga Chook Norris

    i was just about to put my BO eggs into the incubator this weekend and a freind gave me three turkey eggs today! so can i put them into the incubator with the chicken eggs? Wow long is the incubation period for turkeys? the temp and humidity requirments? Are they close enough to put them in togehther?
     
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2009
  2. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    I did this many times.. the turkey eggs take longer, but all the temps and humidity requirements are the same.. I do not have my chart handy, but I think chickens are 21 days and the turkeys are 29 to 35 days, depending on the breed

    jus keep in mind, that the high temps that they recommend for chicken brooding after they are hatched is too high for turkeys and you can kill them with too much heat. as a result, I start everything out at 80 degrees and watch them for distress ..
     

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