Turkeys Hatching! HELP!!!!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by silkie1472, Apr 24, 2017.

  1. silkie1472

    silkie1472 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    About 3.5 weeks ago, I was given 35 turkey eggs. Some did not make it, so there are around 24 eggs left. There is a minor problem, however. A few of the turkeys are entering the air cell already, and it is only day 23!!!! I've never had this happen before, so any help/advice on how this is happening would be greatly appreciated.

    (I've moved them off of the turner onto the wire tray.)
     
  2. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    The most likely scenario is that some of the eggs that you received were already started incubating.

    When I have a good hatch, my poults normally hatch on day 27.
     
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  3. silkie1472

    silkie1472 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is what I figured. I was so unprepared. At least half of them have their heads in the air cell, and I can even hear them. I knew it was not normal for poults to hatch 5 days early, so I figured that they were already being incubated before I received them. The wierd thing is that I candles them before I put them in the incubator, and I can usually see veins by day 5. I guess I'll look forward to turkey poults in a couple days. Thanks for the response!!!!
     
  4. Sampath Guruge

    Sampath Guruge New Egg

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    This will also happen when the incubation temperature so high , but don't worry early hatchers are very strong , I faced this in my turkey eggs , guinea fowl eggs and I also had hatched mascovi duck eggs at day 29/30 , temperature is 37.8C Humidity 55% ,but too much eggs I lost now I only incubate in 37.6C and 50% Humidity
     

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