Want to hatch some fertile eggs....advice please.

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by pgpoultry, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am planning to buy some turkey eggs for hatching.
    I have hatched a number of batches of chicken eggs, but am very green when it comes to turkey eggs.
    I have an Rcom 20 incubator....will this be OK? (Digital, forced air).
    If anyone can give me any information I would be very grateful.

    Sandie
     
  2. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    99.5 @ 50% humidity for 24 days while turning. Stop turning at day 24, drop the temp to 98.5 and raise the humidity to 80% and you should have poults by day 28. This is the method that Porter's uses and has worked well for me. Be sure to candle around day 14 and throw out the bad ones. Don't candle at day 7 like a chicken egg because you will think all your eggs are bad, wait til 14th day.
     
  3. bigdawg

    bigdawg AA Poultry

    Jun 28, 2009
    middle tenn
    Quote:thats what i do. works for me
     
  4. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for your help.

    I'll run the incubator for 24 hours just to make sure it's behaving as it has been a while since I have used it,

    Sandie
     

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