Turkeys are hatching!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Carole AM, Jul 17, 2007.

  1. Carole AM

    Carole AM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    FINALLY! I forgot to keep track when Pearl started setting, so I had NO idea when or IF these were due. I go out there to check, and there's a turkey egg (broken) on the ground. It's ALIVE! Vince (daddy) was out of the pen to free range...would HE have brought it out? I stuck the egg under a broody silkie for now to help get it warm. There's tapping in the other turkey eggs too. I about lost my arm when I checked! Wish us luck. I love baby turks!

    Vince & Pearl
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  2. Motherhenandflock

    Motherhenandflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Yippee!
    Handsome couple!
    Is this their first time to become parents?
     
  3. Carole AM

    Carole AM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Vincent became a father last year, when I put eggs under a broody hen. This is our first experience with a Turkey broody! He's 2, she's one. [​IMG]
     
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

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    Ohhh, how exciteing!! My Royal Palms are just 18 weeks old, and still not gobbling...but...I cant waite untill next year, to experience this with mine. I just LOVE my turkeys.....THANKS KIM!!! Adam...the tom has tried to "gobble" but was so funny, I laughed, and he has never tried again. [​IMG] Eve..the hen...made some wierd noise...thought she was trying to "gobble" Do hens do it too??
     
  5. cgjsmith

    cgjsmith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    aww how neat!! I had royal palms in the bator but they never hatched [​IMG] I'm going to try and get some at some point. C
     
  6. Motherhenandflock

    Motherhenandflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    justusnak, teach you to laugh at your poor tom turkey! You crushed his spirit and he was trying to impress you! [​IMG]
    I've heard that only the toms gobble.
     
  7. Carole AM

    Carole AM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, the little baby didn't make it. [​IMG] Hopefully, I'll have a whole brood tomorrow! There must be a dozen under there.....
     
  8. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry to hear that! [​IMG] i hope you have better luck with the other 12
     
  9. cheepchicks

    cheepchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Carole I am sorry the little fella didnt make it. I hope you are up to your ankles in baby turkeys tomorrow.

    Deb you are welcome.
     
  10. Motherhenandflock

    Motherhenandflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Oh no, I'm sorry the baby didn't make it.
    Let's hope for the best!
     

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