URGENT-turkey eggs due tomorrow & problem

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by farmgirl77, May 8, 2011.

  1. farmgirl77

    farmgirl77 Out Of The Brooder

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    My BR turkey hen is on eggs that are due tomorrow. I checked her this morning and she has removed one from the batch. In the process she got yolk/blood on the others. I know that can be bad news for the remaining eggs, but do I try to clean them off this close to hatch or would that hurt the chicks &/or upset momma too much?
     
  2. BawGock

    BawGock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    I think since they are due tomorrow you are okay leaving the mess on the eggs.
    Since momma culled the egg it may not have been rotten like an exploding egg would be.
    This is a critical time and I wouldn't want to disrupt them too much.
    Best of luck,
    Carolyn
     
  3. farmgirl77

    farmgirl77 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much! Laura
     

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