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Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by mrbuch, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. mrbuch

    mrbuch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a turkey that laid 14 un-fertile eggs I have no tom so i put 18 fertile chicken eggs under her has any one ever tries this she has been sitting on them for about 2 weeks now
     
  2. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    I have heard that turkeys can sit on chicken egg even duck eggs and hatch them and raise them just fine. The only problem I have heard is that chicken egg shells aren't as strong as turkey egg shells and the turkey hens being larger have a tendency to break the chicken eggs.

    I personally wouldn't give turkey hens chicken eggs to hatch out but not doing so is just my personally preference.
     
  3. mrbuch

    mrbuch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info I just felt bad for her as I watched her turning the eggs that would never hatch so I thought I would give it a try
     
  4. chknoodles

    chknoodles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some chickens have thicker shells, naturally, than others. For example, a Maran or an oliver egger, they have thick shells and might be a better choice ... actually, the darker the egg, the thicker the shell...so I was just told. Your turkey would probably do just fine with those and not break any.
     
  5. mrbuch

    mrbuch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the info I hope this works If it is going to work I should have some babies on the 17th of this month
     

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