Turkeys hatched!!!! Pic Added

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Lagerdogger, May 9, 2011.

  1. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was incubating 8 Royal Palm X Bourbon Red eggs. Yesterday was day 28. In the morning, cracks had appeared on two eggs. By midafternoon there were first cracks on five eggs, and I had seen seven moving. But the early cracks had not progressed. I was beginning to despair when I hadn't seen much movement for hours except for one egg. But arounf 5, one fionally started working the shell pretty good and voila, a turkey appeared. [​IMG]

    When I went to bed, I had two turkeys and one working the shell.

    Pips woke me up at 430, and there were 5 poults in the incubator.

    At 630, there were 6 poults, and one starting to work.

    When I left for work at 8, I had 7 poults [​IMG]

    The eigth egg had died. [​IMG]

    I was hoping to get 5, and would have been satisfied with three since this was my first try with turkeys. I am thrilled with 7! [​IMG]

    And some people bad mouth Hovabators...
     
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  2. BawGock

    BawGock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats!
    Would love to see baby turkey pics [​IMG]

    ps I love my hovabators, too [​IMG]
    Carolyn
     
  3. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    Wow, congrats on your little poults [​IMG] [​IMG] I bet they're just adorable [​IMG] This is my first time with turkey eggs, too. My Standard Bronze are due to go on lockdown in a week & I'm a little nervous about it.
     
  4. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here, hopefully, is a pic of the poults. Ages range from 8 to 22 hrs.



    [​IMG]


    Hey, that wasn't so hard.
     
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  5. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

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    Aww! I want some! I can't accommodate them though. [​IMG]
     
  6. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    Aw, just adorable [​IMG]
     
  7. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    Nice pic!! So darn cute all of them. I have poults arriving wed; Dh asked if all were headed to the freezer. Definitely not the time to tell him I want to keep a couple hens for breeding.

    Good job incubating!
     
  8. VioletandBodie

    VioletandBodie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i want one [​IMG]
     
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  9. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    I want to hatch some Turkey eggs or buy some poults! Which are large size and good layers?

    Nate
     
  10. BawGock

    BawGock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great pic!
    Thanks for posting it because they are just too cute [​IMG]
    Carolyn
     

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