Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by IggiMom, May 14, 2009.

  1. IggiMom

    IggiMom Songster

    Apr 12, 2009
    West Virginia
    I am thinking of getting some turkey eggs.

    How long do they take to hatch?

    And do they do well in the incubator, or do they have to have an actual mommy bird?



  2. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Songster

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    I am kinda new to turkeys. I do know that it takes 28 days to hatch. My hens have yet to hatch their own but a mallard duck has hatched one of our poults and a chicken has hatched our other turkey poult. LOL
  3. Harp Turkey Ranch

    Harp Turkey Ranch Songster

    Dec 18, 2008
    McCleary, WA
    28 days to hatch

    They do just fine in an incubator, they need to be on a steady temp as they don't take good to fluctuating temps like a chicken egg would, they just are not that for giving
  4. IggiMom

    IggiMom Songster

    Apr 12, 2009
    West Virginia
    Ok, great, I think I'll try with a few turkey eggs. I need to raise a lady friend for poor Tom, because I haven't had any luck finding one.

    And maybe a few Guineas....[​IMG]

    I have a new 1588 Genesis.[​IMG][​IMG]

  5. Quote:You stop turning at 25 days and they hatch around 28 days. They hatch just fine in an incubator, or you can hatch them under a hen. Turkey hens aren't the greatest mothers, Some will do pretty good but most are poor at best. Chicken hens do a pretty good job with them but the average chicken hen can't cover that many turkey eggs.

    Steve in NC

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