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Turkey, RIR, and random bantam eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BantamTurkey, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. BantamTurkey

    BantamTurkey Chirping

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    Wish us luck on our babies. I am very worried about Our turkey eggs, as we have had so many problems And losses from our turkeys. Five blue slate eggs. We have had a problem with the chicks dying before they make it out of their shells. As for the bantams, I have no clue what they are and it's my first time hatching bantam babies. I really hope everything goes smoothly this time
     

  2. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Crowing

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    Good luck! Keep us posted! Did your turkeys get shrink-wrapped?
     
  3. BantamTurkey

    BantamTurkey Chirping

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    Thanks I will!! And I'm not really sure what you mean by the shrinkwrapped thing. Lol
     
  4. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Songster

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    Shrink wrapped is when the membrane get dried out and sticks to the chick inside the egg and suffocates the chick
     
  5. BantamTurkey

    BantamTurkey Chirping

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    Yes!! That is exactly what happened. Why?? What can I do about that??
     
  6. FarmerMac

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    You can increase the humidity. I lost a few poults to the same issue. Now I use hens to hatch turkey eggs.
     
  7. BantamTurkey

    BantamTurkey Chirping

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    Thanks. If it doesn't go well this go around, I am going to put them under a broody chicken. I let her hatch her last ones by herself, bc of the shrinkwrapped poults from the time before, but something keeps eating her eggs. She only hatched 3 then bc she got off the nest early. Oh, these crazy turkeys!!
     

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