use broody or incubator

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by feedman77, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a pair of chocolate hens in with a chocolate tom.

    I read somewhere that chocolate turkeys are harder to incubate. Death gene or something like that.

    They are both laying and nest has 6 eggs in it should I wait for hens to go broody and try to let them hatch them or pick up and use incubator.

    I'm not worried about the hens this time in a secure barn. Everytime I tried s broody last year something went wrong. So my success with broodys is pretty low.

    Any suggestions. Welcomed.
     
  2. norcalbirds

    norcalbirds Out Of The Brooder

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    I have some chocolates in my incubator right now! Good development so far and I can't say easy or hard until they hatch but so far so good. Turkey eggs in general I have an easy time hatching so I'm hoping mine do good. I wish you luck and hope to see pics of your success!
     
  3. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you as well on your hatch
     

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